June 3, 2013

Jack Burman - The dead / Peru

Is it necessary to present Jack Burman, born Canadian in 1949, and THE photographer of deads around the world. Not without similarities with Joel Peter Witkins, Burman's work is in no way scenarized but only an aesthetic approach of death. He tries to remove from our eyes the anxious and repulsive feelings produced by the vision of dead bodies or (maybe worst) faces. Personally, I often can't substitute an aesthetic contemplation to my anguish and repulsion. In this series of Peruvian deads, it's easier maybe because they seem sculptures and not real dead flesh. And their positions are full of expressions that give them an incredible power to translate living states of mood. His site here for more

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