The Burns Archive Memento Mori Exhibit on Manhattan News

September 16, 2010

Ah, those wonderful people at The Burns Archive have been featured on Manhattan News and below is a look at the video:

If you’re in New York and haven’t been along to the exhibition yet, free up some time and go immediately. If you’d like to send along your thoughts of the exhibit, then please let me know or post in the comments:

Burns Archive Memorial Photographs on Exhibit

New York Through Nov 29, 2010

Memento Mori: The Birth & Resurrection of Postmortem Photography
Merchants’ House Museum, 29 East Fourth Street, New York, NY 10003

September 9, through Monday, November 29 2010

Furthermore, Sleeping Beauty III Memorial Photography: The Children is a book being released by The Burns Archive, a new website has been created and details are as follows:

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 125 photographs documents images from photography’s earliest era (1840s) 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.

Link > The Burns Archive
Link > Sleeping Beauty III

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