by Paul Koudounaris
Through photos taken at more than 250 sites in thirty countries over a decade, Paul Koudounaris has captured death around the world. From Bolivia s festival of the little pug-nosed ones, where skulls are festooned with flowers and given cigarettes to smoke and beanie hats to protect them from the weather to Indonesian families who dress mummies and include them in their household routines; from naturally preserved Buddhist monks and memorials to genocide in Rwanda and Cambodia to the dramatic climax of Europe s great ossuaries, Memento Mori defies taboo to demonstrate how the dead continue to be present in the lives of people everywhere. "
Memento Mori: The Dead Among Us
- ISBN-13: 9780500517789 ISBN-10: 0500517789 Publisher: Thames & Hudson Publish Date: April 2015 Page Count: 208 - Social Science | Anthropology | Cultural - Photography | Subjects & Themes | Travel - General - Art | Conceptual - Photography | Photoessays & Documentaries - Social Science | Sociology of Religion - Social Science | Death & Dying -Ossuaries -History -Catacombs -Burial -Death -Attitude to Death -Skeleton -Bone and Bones -Illustrated works