Saturday, November 22, 2014

Photographing the Dead by Catherine Ertmann

For About Dying, Denmark-based photographer Cathrine Ertmann chronicles the enigmatical journey of the deceased from death until burial. While keeping her subjects’ identities anonymous, she records the stages of death, including autopsies and cremations, in quiet detail. Lifting the veil of secrecy that so often surrounds these processes, she reveals moments that are both graphic and serene. With the permission of the Pathological Institute of Aarhus University Hospital, Ertmann gained access to the morgue, the autopsy table, the crematorium, and the chapel wherein ceremonies are held. 

All photos © Cathrine Ertmann

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Forgotten Brains From A Mental Hospital

Adam Voorhes has taken a gruesome collection of preserved brains and transformed it into art. The Austin, Texas-based photographer spent more than a year creating high-resolution images of more than 700 deformed brains dating back to the 1960s. He discovered the specimens at the University of Texas Mental Hospital in 2011 while working on an assignment for Scientific American, the Washington Post reported.

The photographs are featured in a new book co-authored with journalist Alex Hannaford, entitled "Malformed: The Forgotten Brains of the Texas Mental Hospital."

Info and photos from The Huffington Post

All images  © Adam Voorhes