The Dead PDF/EPUB Á Hardcover

The Dead PDF/EPUB Á Hardcover
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  • Hardcover
  • 128 pages
  • The Dead
  • Jack Burman
  • English
  • 05 February 2019

The Dead[Read] ➵ The Dead Author Jack Burman – Essayreview.co.uk Canadian photographer Jack Burman has created a hypnotic collection of still lifes of long departed but painstakingly preserved people, specimens and skeletons dehumanized but very human flawed but ve Canadian photographer Jack Burman has created a hypnotic collection of still lifes of long departed but painstakingly preserved people, specimens and skeletons dehumanized but very human flawed but very beautiful Exquisitely captured, Burman s post mortem documentation addresses not only death, but the lives that came before The photographs are shocking in their intimacy With clear respect in their representation, Jack Burman works excruciatingly close to their humanity, and to their death Taken from the foreword by Martha Hanna, Director of the Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography.


About the Author: Jack Burman

Photographer Jack Burman is widely known for his depictions of human remains, some embalmed for religious purposes, others maintained for scientific study Raised in Toronto, Burman studied English literature at the University of Toronto, afterward beginning his career as a photographer However, it wasn t until the s, inspired by Peter Hujar s Portraits in Life and Death, that he found the subject matter for which he is best known The Dead is the resulting series of his years of travel across the world, from Europe to Latin America, photographing bodies in various states of decay and preservation In , this series became a book published by the Magenta Foundation Some images may be disturbing to some viewersInspired by photographs of Sicilian catacombs, Jack Burman has spent over a decade scouring Europe and South America, among other places, for the dead Shooting alone, with only natural light and a long format camera, Burman develops his photos in Edward Burtynsky s labs to capture his subject in pristine, oversized detail The preserved faces, hands, and bodies he seeks out are half anatomy lesson and half a reminder of our humanity These scientific specimens and skeletons were once alive, just like usBurman has also done a series on places of worship His work has been shown nationally and internationally at, among others, the Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography and the Warsaw Palace of Culture It is also in numerous collections, including that of the National Gallery of Canada Jack Burman is represented by Clint Roenisch Gallery in Toronto.


10 thoughts on “The Dead

  1. says:

    An exceptional piece of work that is both astounding and eerie The images captured in this book are almost too surreal to believe that they are real Once you get past the initial shock of the nature of the photos, they provide a different perspective on life and death The quality of the book itself is fantastic and comes beautifully packaged.

  2. says:

    Jack Burman s images are both haunting and extraordinary in their detail An uncomfortable subject for most, we are given an intimate look at human death at various stages of decay, as preserved remains Images can be difficult to look at in the beginning, but then Burman s photographic artistry slowly gets you past that and you find yourself marvelling over the smallest of details At once informative and thought provoking.

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