Sunday, June 10, 2007

Memorial or Post-Mortem Photography

For some great resources on this once-common practice, check out The Paul Frecker Collection, The Kircher Society Website and The Collection of Collections website. Also, a great piece on the subject by Dan Meinwald called Memento Mori. For books on the topic, Stanley Burns' Sleeping Beauty: Memorial Photography in America and its sister volume Sleeping Beauty II: Grief, Bereavement in Memorial Photography American and European Traditions are both excellently written and lavishly illustrated.

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