When The World's Monica Campbell returned to her home in Mexico City, she arrived to chaos. People were trying their best to rebuild or they were leaving altogether. Her neighborhood in particular was among the hardest hit.
After someone you love has died, the first of so many difficult tasks you face is deciding how to deal with what they’ve left behind: their body.
Rituals surrounding death vary from place to place, and even from community to community within the smallest of towns. Bastienne Schmidt and Philippe Cheng traveled across the US to photograph the wide range of those rituals and what they can show us about the people and places that created them.
Nicholas Nixon has spent much of his career taking pictures of the dying, including a series of portraits of AIDS victims during the 1980s, when fear of the disease ran high and few people knew victims.
Ben Wald's death in 2013 did not make headlines, like the death of Brittany Maynard, the 29-year-old woman who took her own life due to a terminal illness. But like Maynard, Wald died on his own terms, thanks to Oregon's Death With Dignity Act. His wife, Pam, however, is now an advocate for the compassionate dying movement and is helping to keep the issue in the public eye.
"Days With My Father" started out as a personal project from photographer Phil Toledano, who took images of his father as he became his primary caregiver. To Toledano's surprise, the photos struck a chord with the wider public.
Most Americans, even doctors and medical professionals, seem reluctant to talk about death and dying. But now some authors and filmmakers are trying make death an acceptable topic of conversation — and people aren't just open but even happy to talk.
Despite decades of research on malaria, there's something that medical experts have never known: How exactly does the disease kill? Now, a researcher thinks she has found the answer.
Former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon fought in the country's war of independence and was one of the dominant figures in Israel's history. So why did so few people show up to pay their respects when his coffin was on display this weekend? Reporter Daniel Estrin has some possible reasons.