Sleeping Beauty III

Sleeping Beauty III This is intensely sad and beautiful at the same time I once got my hands on the first one and I was lucky enough to find this edition in my budget the Stanley Burns Archive books are pretty tricky to find in libraries and generally expensive to buy Anyways, this is postmortem photography and this edition was of children 1840 s to modern time There was the story of why people would take pictures and the purpose they serve in the mourning process and examples of the various styles and poses It s terribly, terribly sad tho, especially looking at the mothers. Very sad, very moving book on postmortem photography This particular book is about children, and the era it spans is from the advent of photography until the present.I found this interesting in the introduction as I really liked the film The Others Sleeping Beauty has also served as inspiration to documentary filmmakers and several Hollywood feature film directors who used photographs from the book in their films Producer Tom Cruise and director Alejandro Amenabar s film The Others, starring Nicole Kidman, featured several full screen postmortem photographs from Sleeping Beauty, with the images playing a central role in the story May have to watch that film again. Certainly this is a morbid subject and the book is no ray of sunshine, but I found many of the photographs were actually quite touching Burns also briefly introduces the reader to earlier photographic methods and the industry of memorial photography, which I was surprised to learn has experienced a slight revival in the 21st century He includes some modern memorial photos at the end I also liked that he had not just photos from the United States but from various locations in Europe as well. There is an old photo in here of a dead father holding his young alive child It is so categorically unique i am speechless but its powerful, and beautiful, and frightening This is a plunge into the abyss Some would say this book fill with dead children is morbid I on the other hand feel, feel this a beautiful tribute to those lost It wasn t uncommon to take photos of children after they had past away Only in todays society do people feel it is something wrong After reading this book, you decide. Interesting book of photos of recently deceased children taken so families could remember their faces.Most were done in the 1800s when no one owned a camera and there was no refrigeration The child died and a photographer was brought to the house Sometimes the deceased was posed with a parent or sibling Some were posed to appear still alive Very sad but a good history of photography thrown in. This volume focuses on the particularly uncomfortable and painful subject of childhood death These exquisite photographs represent the last, desperate attempt of grieving parents to bring back what is lost forever For many devastated parents, these death images are the only ones they would ever have of their beloved children. Sleeping Beauty III Memorial Photography The Children Enhances The History Of Postmortem Photography And Is Intended As A Reference For Bereavement Organizations, Photographers, Hospital Staff And Parents Engaged In Renewing The Practice Of Memorial Photography This Compilation Of Over Photographs Documents Images From Photography S Earliest Era S Up To The Present The Historic Images Are Classic Representations Of American And European Memorial Cultural Traditions The Modern Photographs Document Contemporary Practices Of Bereavement And Memorialization Case Bound Format X In Pages, Illustrations In Four Color Fascinating

Driven by a deep commitment to share his discoveries, Dr Stanley B Burns name has become synonymous with historic photography Dr Burns began collecting medical, historical, and memorial photography in 1975, and founded The Burns Archive in 1977 Since then, he s authored dozens of award winning photo history books, and has curated and exhibited at dozens of major museums and galleries worldwi

➝ [Epub] ❦ Sleeping Beauty III  By Stanley B. Burns ➧ –
  • Hardcover
  • 136 pages
  • Sleeping Beauty III
  • Stanley B. Burns
  • English
  • 17 March 2017
  • 9781936002047

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