Picturing Her

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Mary's baby dress (Thomas Roma)

When Giancarlo Roma was four years old, his sister Mary died the day she was born — an experience that he says trained him to write a book from the perspective of an elderly woman.

Have you lost a sibling?
How has it impacted YOUR life? Tell us at the Longest Shortest Time, where you can also see beautiful photographs of Giancarlo growing up, taken by his father, photographer Thomas Roma. The pictures are from a book called the Waters of Our Time that the father-son team made together, loosely based on the experience of losing Mary.

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