This event has finished Took place on: Sunday, 13th Oct 2019
Photographing corpses is nowadays reserved for crime scene investigations, but in the mid 19th Century taking daguerrotypes and photographs of the recently deceased was common practice. In that age before the widespread availability of cameras the deathbed photo might be the only image of a loved one that a family possessed and would be treasured as a memento. Dead people could also stay still for the long exposure times that photography then demanded. In the early Twentieth Century as portable cameras made photography more widely accessible the practice died out.
In her illustrated talk Holly Carter-Chappell will discuss the ethical issues surrounding the display of images of the dead, a notable recent example being the exhibiting of post-mortem photographs of murder victims in the controversial Jack the Ripper Museum.
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Reserve tickets at this website2019-10-13 2019-10-13 Europe/London Post Mortem Photography In her illustrated talk Holly Carter-Chappell will discuss the ethical issues surrounding the display of images of the dead https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/calendar/2019/10/13/post-mortem-photography-215538 Brompton Cemetery,Fulham Road,,London