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I Photograph To Remember

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In the late ’80s, Mexican photographer Pedro Meyer stood by with anguished heart and active camera as his parents succumbed to cancer in a three-year period. Now he has fashioned a funereal CD-ROM slide show, I Photograph to Remember, in which black-and-white images tumble past each other under the artist’s halting narration. It’s a touching but queasily intrusive memorial: When Meyer snaps his father at the moment he hears he has six weeks to live, you pity the man for more than one reason. In trying to rob death of its mystery, this project very nearly robs its subjects of dignity. B