2001 Photo Contest, Daily Life, 2nd prize

Ed Kashi

06 November, 2000

Maine Peters (90) dies in her farmhouse after a long battle with Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease. She is attended by her husband Arden and Warren DeWitt, a close friend who shares the house and helps care for the elderly couple. Her son and daughter-in-law have come from Los Angeles. Maine was a patient of the Hospice Care Corporation, which helps people to die at home. Emphasis is put on comfort not remedy, on pain management rather than medical prolongation of life.

About the photographer

Ed Kashi

Ed Kashi is a photojournalist, filmmaker and educator dedicated to documenting the social and political issues that define our times. As a member of VII Photo Agency, Kashi has b...

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