No one wants to photograph death. But in doing so you celebrate the life.
Last evening Towson University students filled the center of campus to mourn the loss of student Gilad Nissim. This would be my third vigil covered at this very spot and this was no easier than the first two.
What surprised me the most about this vigil was how Nissim's friends openly welcomed me as a part of the event. Many thanking me for coming to photograph them and all having such an inspiring positive attitude in such a tough situation.
Being able to be let in by people you had never met on an intimate level was remarkable. A peaceful coexistence between photographer and subject was born and images were made, helping to show everyone of this tragic event.
Until next time, take care!