Commemoration: Objects of Perpetual Remembrance

This series explores the personal side of death and grief by documenting through photography and sound, the dedications and memorials that individuals create and keep as a reminder of those that have died. In contrast to the uniformity of cemetery dedications, these objects, although similar in nature, show how varied and individual memorials can be. The objects, which include photographs, clothing, jewellery and  tattoos of remembrance show the connection between the individual and the personal memorial, how the lives of the dead are not forgotten and how they may live on through the objects they leave behind. How each individual approaches their objects is very different, showing the range of feelings associated with death and the variety of ways that the dead have been commemorated.  

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