American photographer, Kate Pollard, created this highly evocative project that illustrates the aftermath of her father’s death on 22nd October, 2007. The series of images chronicle the days and months after his passing and is a remarkably emotional documentation of a journey through her family’s grieving process.
She describes it as ‘photographs taken from what I believe to be my father’s perspective as he looks in on us’. Although tragic in its circumstance, this project sensitively portrays her family’s grief, their vulnerability and resulting strength, which is beautifully documented as they come to terms with his departure. She is able to show domestic life in a manner that is neither intrusive nor voyeuristic, but the photographs capture and document the emotional responses to an altered life as an individual and her family.
Passing is being shown for the first time in the UK and the first time in the world in as a complete work.