Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Life before Death

i stumbled upon the following site today and was utterly fascinated. 

Roland Barthes says that a photograph is a referent to a moment that has past, and therefore is representative of a time that will never exist again - it has passed us by. But for the dead, does photography do the opposite, and immortalize their presence in a specific moment for all time?

I looked through these photographs and couldn't keep posing this question, because I was side tracked by the dead's skin and how is slips off the face like a loose glove. 

1 comment:

Anne-Davnes Dusenberry Elser said...

I saw a lot of peace. Wonder and tension in the living faces, peace and loss in the dead. Really, really interesting.