Tag Archives: Death Photography

What Kind of Life Do I Want to Live?

My reflections on the photography exhibition “Right, Before I Die”

Last night I attended a lovely photography exhibition that got me thinking not only about what it’s like to confront death, but also about what kind of life I want to live right now – at this exact moment in … Continue reading

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Memento Mori: Memorializing Loved Ones with Photographs

Pictures help people cope with bereavement

“Memento Mori,” which translates to “remember that you must die,” was a Victorian tradition of photographing loved ones who had died. The custom was practiced more in England than in the United States. In England, however, it was more common to … Continue reading

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Emma Kisiel Views Death Through an Unusual Lens

The photographer's At Rest series explores the uniquely human need for funerals

Imagine stopping at the side of the road to give a dead possum a funeral, complete with flowers and stones marking the burial site. Most of us would likely cringe at the thought, but photographer Emma Kisiel has made it … Continue reading

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