German photographers Walter Schels and Beate Lakotta have recorded what most would consider taboo. In this series, Life Before Death, the lives of terminally ill patients are documented twice; once as they were alive and then as they are after death has swiftly visited.
Some patients were ready to go after being content with the way they lived their life. Others were just beginning to live their life and were heartbroken knowing they had but a mere few months to live life.
If you’re looking for a first-hand experience on what life and death truly is, this somber series, including interviews, will definitely describe the situations well.