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Daylight Books will publish memento Morrie: Images of Love and Loss in summer 2024. 

At the
Julia Margaret Cameron
Barcelona, Spain
April/May 2024

in bookstores now:

The Wisdom of Morrie  
by Morrie Schwartz

edited by Rob Schwartz
published by Blackstone

Creative Exchange Podcast  (just dropped May 2023)


Morrie Schwartz at his Living Memorial.  © Heather Pillar

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. 

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.


The ABC School for Street Children was founded in 2001 by Eglal Rousseau, who made lunch and served it in the parking area of her apartment in Dhaka, Bangladesh. She soon started providing medical services and taught personal hygiene habits.The ABC School continues with the help and guidance of the American International School/Dhaka. Administrators, teachers and students volunteer their time along with others from the community.  This photography book was produced by Julia Alden with help from Nora Graham and Augustine Biswas. The book helped to raise $10,000 for a new facility for the ABC School.

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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