One month after retiring as a news correspondent with NBC, Mark Potter found himself in the role as cancer caregiver for his wife Judith. As a way to find some solitude during this difficult time, /mark began photographing the beautiful sunrises of Miami, Florida. After Judith’s death in April of 2019, Mark found this early morning routine to be a source of comfort, or as he put it, his “church without a roof.”
During our conversation we discussed:
- How he transitioned from a “hard news” correspondent to “photographer.”
- The reason why he chose to photograph sunrises.
- How time alone helped him be a better caregiver to his wife, Judith.
- How this time of solitude helps him cope with the loss of his wife.
- The community he’s become a part of during these early morning shoots.
- The possibility of his photos being selected for display at a local hospital.
Links Mentioned In the WE Have Cancer Podcast
The Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center – https://umiamihealth.org/en/sylvester-comprehensive-cancer-center
View Mark’s incredible sunrise photos on Instagram – https://instagram.com/markpottermiami