Seeing Hope

Hope inspires patients, families and physicians to persevere in even the most dire of circumstances. An elusive idea, hope is a powerful tool for healing.

University of Washington photography student Sarah Skinner sought to capture this concept the way she knows best. She gave a trauma surgeon,a patient’s wife and a patient cameras to make hope “visible through the eyes of those who inhale it, as much a form of life support as supplemental oxygen.”

All three photographers captured very different images of hope: a child, flowers, skyscapes. How would you represent hope visually?

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