‘With and Without You’: Christian Wilbur’s Heartbreaking Photos of a Family in Crisis

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In With and Without You, photographer Christian Wilbur takes intimate, heartbreaking photos of his brother, Daniel, who was born with cerebral palsy. For the past four years, Daniel’s health has been declining rapidly, and he currently lives in a nursing home facility. In an artist’s statement, Wilbur writes: “When he left us, it felt as if a crucial thread had been pulled from the fabric of our home.” His photographs are haunting, detailing this loss with a sensitive, emotional eye.

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Danny Wilbur, Honorary Chief

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Danny With His Birthday Present

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Kelly Resting

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Second Floor

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Three O’Clock, Sunday Afternoon

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Christmas Eve

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Mom and Dad’s Room

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Dad’s Recent Crop

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Mom After Her Daily Visit

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Danny With His Christmas Present

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Our Backyard, Late September

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Our Living Room