After the sudden and tragic death of their son, Joshua’s family turned their grief into a myriad of creative endeavors. Josh’s father Jimmy created a film for those recently bereaved and a book of photographs, writings and poetry to express his life after the tragedy. Most recently, Josh’s little sister Rosa created the photographic display In Abstentia, her reaction to a few of her brother’s belongings that were sent home shortly after his death.
These ‘remnants’ of a life cut short are now the only physical connection with her brother – they help keep his memory alive but they are also a sad reminder of the empty space now left in the lives of his family and friends.
Photos courtesy of the artist