Today it’s one year since Kristiina Kolehmainen passed away. I honor her with one of the very last photos I took of her. We were at an official ceremony in Angouleme 2012, where Art Spiegelman was given a prestigious French medal. Kristiina was characteristically unimpressed and sat in a corner chatting away with friend and great artist José Munoz instead. They looked and sounded like an old couple and I remember leaving all the reporters struggling to take photos of Spiegelman to walk over to their corner and take a few photos of them instead. Kristiina was always happiest when meeting up with her friends in the international artist community, and in this beautiful moment, she apparently forgot about her illness, which otherwise plagued her a lot on this her last trip to Angouleme.

Today it's one year since Kristiina Kolehmainen passed away. I honor her with one of the very last photos I took of her. We were at an official ceremony in Angouleme 2012, where Art Spiegelman was given a prestigious French medal. Kristiina was characteristically unimpressed and sat in a corner chatting away with friend and great artist José Munoz instead. They looked and sounded like an old couple and I remember leaving all the reporters struggling to take photos of Spiegelman to walk over to their corner and take a few photos of them instead. Kristiina was always happiest when meeting up with her friends in the international artist community, and in this beautiful moment, she apparently forgot about her illness, which otherwise plagued her a lot on this her last trip to Angouleme.

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