LOS ANGELES (AP) " Four years ago, photographer Andrew George approached the medical director of a Los Angeles hospital with an unusual request.
He wanted to meet and take photographs of people about to die.
George says there was nothing macabre about the request.
He simply wanted to learn of and reflect the wisdom these people had gained in the hope others could discover how to lead better, more fulfilling lives.
The result is "Right, Before I Die," an exhibition in photos and words that opened this week at LA's Museum of Tolerance. It runs through Sept. 30.
George's 20 framed photographs of people looking frail but content are accompanied by their own words describing their lives and the hopes, dreams and regrets that filled them.
Nineteen of the 20 have since died.
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