Death Spaces.

I've been really pleased with the attention my last post received on social media and am so happy and excited that more people are learning about death care and what they want done once they die. 

In my first post I mentioned that I'm actually working on a few different death-related projects this semester. In addition to photojournalism this semester, I'm also enrolled in Fine Art Photography, which is one of the best classes I've ever taken. For that class, the work we create is more conceptual and personal. 

For my first fine art critique, I decided to focus on death spaces and how they function in our society. How do we memorialize our dead? 

I chose five different locations and chose two pictures from each location for my project, which took the form of a hand-tied book. Each location is a different cemetery or burial ground but all are public death spaces. 

I chose all my locations for different reasons. Some of them are very traditional cemeteries, while others are parks that people are probably familiar with, but unaware that they're burial grounds. 

I'm including links, at the bottom of this post, to more information about each of my locations. I urge you to read about the locations as you view the photographs. What I found most interesting in this series were not the well-manicured cemeteries that we generally think of, but the ones with forgotten pasts. 

Methodist Cemetery

Adams Memorial

Walter Pierce Park

Duck Run Cemetery 

Washington Square Park