The Washington PostDrawing portraits of dying people in hospice taught this artist about living, March 2016

“Claudia Biçen seemed to be living the millennial dream. The tall, striking British American worked at a San Francisco start-up, surrounded by people eager for the next big shining thing.”

“But, living in that city she calls “the center of the future,” Biçen felt disconnected. She had studied anthropology and cultural narratives of mental illness. After leaving her job, she began to poke into the city’s hidden corners – specifically, into hospices. Armed with a tape recorder, a camera and a pencil, she began spending hours with some of the culture’s most invisible people: those who would soon die.”

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Learn more about Claudia Bicen here.