A Husband Took These Photos of His Wife and Captured Love and Loss and Last Rites

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The Merendinos

Angelo Merendino took photos of his wife Jennifer as she battled breast cancer. The series captures Jennifer receiving Holy Communion. Merendino is a Catholic and has said of his marriage, “Our star didn’t shine long, but man did it shine bright.” See the photos at UpWorthy here: A Husband Took These Photos of His Wife and Captured Love and Loss and Last Rites . Watch his Ted Talk after the jump:

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TCC Films: Born into Brothels

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Born into Brothels In 2005 Born into Brothels won the Academy Award for Best Documentary. The film tells the story of eight children, growing up in Calcutta’s Red Light District. The filmmakers gave the children cameras and taught them how to take photos in order to document their lives and bring attention to the plight of prostitutes and trafficked women in India.  The children are, of course, a delight. Heartbreakingly beautiful. Given the Pope’s recent comments about human trafficking being one of the greatest human right’s issues of our day, we highly recommend this film. Watch the trailer after the jump:

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TCC Reads: The Family of Man

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Edward Steichen photo

We recommend The Family of Man, a collection of Edward Steichen’s photographs from around the world. Hailed as the most successful and inspiring exhibition of photography ever assembled, The Family of Man opened at The Museum of Modern Art in 1955. More and photos after the jump:

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