December 28th, 2019 I lost my mother to cancer. 3 months later the world shut down and for the next year families were unable to say goodbye to their loved ones. Countless times I thought about how lucky we were to have had the opportunity to say goodbye. Death is part of the human experience and if we pass peacefully, surrounded by those we love, it's a gift. This is what inspired this photographic image.
Jpeg 6035 × 3758, 300 dpi with personal usage printing rights.
Optional 20" or smaller professional print to be sent to the collector.
2020 WPPI First Half
2021 WPE First Half
Merit Award (Silver)
2021 Professional Photographers of Canada Image Competition
Meet the Artist
Victoria West is a master of photographic arts, an activist, a storyteller and an NFT artist. She's built a successful portrait studio business and brand over the last 13 years, and is an active member of the photographer community.
In 2021, Victoria made history after being named Portrait Photographer of the Year for the 3rd consecutive year in a row by the Professional Photographers of Canada. She's also been selected to represent Canada in the World Photographic Cup in 2019, 2020, and 2021, and brought home a bronze medal in 2019.