Elizabeth Heyert's best photograph: a woman finds peace before her burial

Elizabeth Heyert's best photograph: a woman finds peace before her burial
 

This shot of a woman called Daphne Jones was taken at a funeral parlour in Harlem, New York, on the day she was buried. Daphne’s story was tragic. She died from Aids at the age of 54, after spending much of her life as a sex worker and crack addict. Her sons had to be bussed to the funeral from prison. One of them died six months later, at the age of 22. He got into a knife fight a few weeks after leaving prison.
This Harlem funeral home maintains the old-style African American Baptist tradition of elaborately dressing up bodies in preparation for what they believe to be the journey to... read more

 
14 March 2018 in Art & Culture, Views: 47
Source: Guardian
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