Fargo, North Dakota - USA --- Witness to Life: A Photo Journal of Hospice Care
The Plains Art Museum in partnership with Hospice of the Red River Valley (HRRV) collaborated for the creation of the exhibition Witness to Life: A Photo Journal of Hospice Care with three selected photographers with ties to Minnesota State University Moorhead (MSUM). Hospice care is intensive comfort care that alleviates pain and suffering, enhancing quality of life for terminally ill patients and families by addressing their medical, emotional, spiritual, and grief needs. Witness to Life featured individuals receiving hospice care and documented their day-to-day lives. The result was a rare glimpse into a time of life often hidden, one filled with a range of complex emotions. The organization exists for one purpose: to bring dignity and comfort at the end of life.
*Featured photos are Morea Steinhauer's contributions to the collaborative exhibition showcased at the Plains Art Museum in Fargo, North Dakota in partnership with Hospice of the Red River Valley (HRRV).
Hospice's focus in providing compassionate and highly skilled comfort care to people nearing the end of their lives is vitally important and is reflected in the tears, fears, relief, bittersweet joys and gratitude of terminally ill people and their loved ones. “Hospice care is about living fully until one’s final days, and we are honored that the talented photographers involved in the Witness to Life project were able to capture these important moments in such a powerful way,” said Mary Lou Dahms, director of marketing and public relations for HRRV. -- Information courtesy of the Plains Art Museum, Fargo ND