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Sleeping Beauty III: Memorial Photography: The 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


About the Author: Stanley B. Burns

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 worldwide A New York City ophthalmologist, Dr Burns keen eye for iconic imagery has helped rewrite inaccuracies in medical history and played a large role in the rediscovery of postmortem photography and nineteenth century mourning practices An accomplished surgeon, author, historian, curator, collector, professor, publisher, and archivist, Dr Burns has been referred to as the Johnny Appleseed of photography in New York Magazine, as he s actively shared his encyclopedic knowledge and expertise His contributions to medical and photography history are recognized by his official appointments at several institutions, including The National Arts Club, The Bronx Museum of the Arts, The American College of Surgeons and especially by New York University Langone Medical Center where he is Clinical Professor of Medicine and Psychiatry Over the past 40 years, he has consulted and contributed to thousands of feature films, documentaries, television productions and publications He has authored 43 photo historical texts, over 1000 articles and served as editor of several medical journals When not collecting, Dr Burns spends his consulting, lecturing, creating exhibits, and writing books on under appreciated areas of history and photography Dr Burns is the on set Medical, Historical and Technical Consultant for the HBO Cinemax series, The Knick His 44th book, Stiffs, Skulls Skeletons Medical Photography and Symbolism will be released October of 2014.



10 thoughts on “Sleeping Beauty III: Memorial Photography: The Children

  1. says:

    You can read my entire discussion here.Discussion snippet A lot of people find memorial photography morbid if you stumble across a Facebook account where death photography is discussed or reproduced, the comments range from an appreciation of the history to people thinking the parents long ago were insane or that the whole thing in general


  2. says:

    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


  3. says:

    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


  4. says:

    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


  5. says:

    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 use


  6. says:

    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 photogra


  7. says:

    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.


  8. says:

    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.


  9. says:

    Fascinating


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