On October 22, 2007, Meghan McGrady, just twenty-two years old, passed away from ovarian cancer. For those left behind, the search for her presence yields only her absence. In this series I strive to discover and reveal our memory of Meghan.
In the weeks following Meghan’s death I began Survived By, using photography to convert our loss into a tangible object so that it might be easier to understand. This task was similar to photographing the wind.
The unsteady pace of these photographs echoes the experience of life and death. Portraits are interrupted by still lifes, and dark gloomy landscapes by sudden surges of color. As does death, this series leaves me with questions unanswered.