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Creepy Victorians: Post Mortem Photography

In case of sudden death the Victorians resorted to the rather unsettling habit of having a photograph of the deceased.


In case of sudden death the Victorians resorted to the rather creepy habit of having a photograph of the deceased taken after death. Post-mortem photography was also used for the documentation of victims of violent crimes, such as the victims of Jack the Ripper. Dr Anastasia Tsaliki (archaeologist & anthropologist) and Valentina Lari (photographer & film-maker) will explore the challenges posed by post-mortem photography through a selection of such photographs and the point of view of a modern professional regarding the photography of sensitive subjects, such as death and human remains.
Please be advised that you may find some of the images disturbing.


Speaker(s):

Dr Anastasia Tsaliki | talks | www
visual artist Valentina Lari | talks | www

 

Date and Time:

24 October 2013 at 6:30 pm

Duration:

2 hours

 

Venue:

Old Operating Theatre, Museum & Herb Garret
9a St Thomas' Street
Southwark
London
SE1 9RY
020 7188 2679
http://www.thegarret.org.uk

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Tickets:

£7

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