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17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest People
Grief

This was a preemptive commemorative commission for this family's pet. Wesley, pictured middle, far right, had recently been diagnosed with an aggressive form of bone cancer in dogs. This is a look into how grief marks each person it touches in an unscripted and unposed medium and how pets are part of the culture of family in the US.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 05.2019
Date Uploaded: 07.2019
Photo Location: Hernando, Mississippi, United States of America
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Copyright: © Katie Millican