Grief and Photography

Grief Landscapes

Something VERY exciting happened yesterday.  VERY exciting.  Okay, maybe not exciting for everyone, but exciting for us.   Yesterday was day one of our first ever e-course: Exploring Grief Through Photography.  Woot woot!  One incredible bonus of the course, that we are officially announcing at this moment, is that (drumroll please!) one of the photo …

In Defense of the Grief Selfie

Once upon a time, many moons ago, Eleanor wrote an amazing post about self-portraits.  In that post, in case you missed it or failed to commit it to memory, she said: There was a time when I didn’t have the words to describe my grief even privately. In those early days the only tool I …

Grief and Creative Block: getting your groove back

Grief and creative expression, for me (and Eleanor and I am sure many of you) are deeply intertwined.  When my dad died I started something that was a little bit journal, a little bit art journal, and a little bit scrapbook.  It got me through some very dark moments when not much else did.  You …

PhotoGrief: A New Resource for Coping With Grief

According to Merriam-Webster the definition of ‘cope’, as we use it at What’s Your Grief is … Cope [verb] a.  to maintain a contest or combat usually on even terms or with success b.  to deal with and attempt to overcome problems and difficulties I like that first one, it’s empowering. If you want to …

Exploring Grief Through Photography: Photographing Emotion and Mood

When dealing with grief you should use every tool in your toolbox.  You probably already rely on your tools of rational and emotional intellect to learn about yourself and your experiences; but what other instruments do you have to help heal?  Writing, supporting, reading, watching, listening, meditation, humor, advocacy, art – do any of these …

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Dear Photograph: Old memories in a new time

This post is inspired by ‘Dear Photograph’, “where people take pictures of pictures, from the past, in the present”; where the romance of our memories meets the reality of the present; and where our loved ones may exist in a world that has gone on without them. Here at ‘What’s Your Grief’ we believe in …


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