Post Mortem Photography Analysis

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Death plays an important part in everyday life, in the way life moves on, changes, and improves, but in terms of ourselves and our relationship with death, it has become more of a taboo subject. (Needs something here?) The concept of death itself changing as its significance (in how it is viewed from the Victorian era to the present day) reveals how the beautification of death in its interpretation within post – mortem photography, in comparison to how modern day photographers challenge the view of the extraordinary image of death as it is seen today, in which society will not view death as anything but a subject to be avoided due to the way it has become twisted into something of an unspoken topic that would more likely be feared in the modern era rather than embraced.

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Photography was able to present the opportunity to immortalise the deceased, as within the post – mortem image the dead would be carefully posed as if to make them look as though they are still alive, and therefore brought life to an image of a memorial photograph which brought about the reality of death and our connection to our own demise in the way these photographs of loved ones who have passed on would become part of the family album. The majority of post – mortem photography in the 19th century were of children

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