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Since 1997, my photographs have been published in books - starting with Tuesdays with Morrie, then Morrie: In His Own Words and most recently The Wisdom of Morrie.  

In my 25 years overseas, I have collaborated to make books to raise money for women and children.

Now, I am making a book of my photographs of Morrie Schwartz entitled memento Morrie:  images of love and loss to be published by Daylight Books in 2024.


The Wisdom of Morrie by Morrie Schwartz and edited by Rob Schwartz

This powerful posthumous masterpiece from Blackstone Publishing was released in April 2023.

Morrie Schwartz and son Rob embracing. © 1995 Heather Pillar

© inside the book photograph by Heather Pillar

Let The Wisdom of Morrie be your guide in exploring deep questions of how to live and how to love.

Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom


© inside cover photograph by Heather Pillar

This is the best-selling memoir to date with over18 million copies sold around the world.

Tuesdays with Morrie is a magical chronicle of their time together, through which Mitch shares Morrie's lasting gift with the world.

Morrie:  In His Own Words

(previously titled) Letting Go

published by Walker & Company 

cover photographs © Heather Pillar 

As life-affirming as it is life-releasing, Morrie: In His Own Words  has had a profound effect on generations of readers.

"Learn how to live and you'll know how to die; learn how to die, and you'll know how to live." In these remarkable pages are the profound, life-affirming words of Morrie Schwartz as he faced his own imminent death. 

Morrie's willingness to talk about his illness made him an inspiration. In 1995, the news program Nightline ran three interviews in which TV journalist Ted Koppel spoke to Morrie about life, death and the disease that was afflicting his body.


In Morrie: In His Own Words, Morrie combined inspiring lessons with practical advice to help those who have chronic or terminal sickness and to maintain healthy emotions and loving relationships.

Asha (HOPES)

For Bangladeshi Girls and Their Future

For streetchildren in Dhaka, Bangladesh, education is the way out of poverty. 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. 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 produced by Julia Alden with Heather Pillar, Nora Graham and Augustine Biswas.  

The book helped to raise $10,000 for a new facility for the ABC School.


cover and inside photographs by © Heather Pillar

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cover photograph by © Heather Pillar

Mama Dar

Tales of Family Life in Tanzania

My image is on the cover of this book of twenty-seven authors from nine countries who wrote short stories about parenting while living in Tanzania.

All proceeds from the sale of this book benefit the House of Peace, a shelter for survivors of gender-based violence in Tanzania.

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