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memento Morrie: images of love and loss with Morrie Schwartz book and exhibition project is fiscally sponsored by Creative Visions, a 501c3 nonprofit organization

that supports creative activists, those that use the arts and media to ignite social change.

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Coming out on April 18, 2023! 

The Wisdom of Morrie  
by Morrie Schwartz

edited by Rob Schwartz
published by Blackstone



Morrie's wisdom about learning how to die while reflecting on a life well-lived has resonated with millions of people of all nationalities and religions.  

During the last six months of Morrie's life, I documented moments of the journey while he kept his family close while celebrating friendship and staying curious about the process of life and death. 

Upcoming Exhibition of Heather Pillar's images for both of these projects at FotoNostrum, Barcelona, Spain 

Mary started her life again with her two children after completing a rehabilitation program.  She was a single mother who needed help to begin again but federal assistance ensured that recipients (largely single mothers and their children) could not get ahead.  

I photographed Mary's journey for seven years in the 1990s.  Now that she is gone, I am in the process of learning what has become of her legacy.


Misc. Images 


Boston was a fun place to be circa 1990! I documented moments for winning teams like the Boston Celtics and then popped over to the State House to photograph Governor Michael Dukakis who was running for president - there was a lot happening in Beantown.

Sports photography was at least one-third the job of a news photographer then.  I photographed elite sports and little league for big and small news outlets.  Here are a few of my favorites.

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