Topic: death

Stanley B. Burns, MD & The Burns Archive
Out There

Stiffs, Skulls and Skeletons: Images of the Darker Side of Life

Portraits of dead people used to form an integral part of the grieving process. Today, these images are taboo, but not for Stanley and Elizabeth Burns, who have amassed more than one million images that present a darker side of life

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Gaza Strip, Gaza City: Palestinians travel to a shelter at a UN school after evacuating their homes near the border in Gaza City on July 13, 2014. ALESSIO ROMENZI
The Backstory

Innocents in the Crossfire: Alessio Romenzi’s Shocking Photographs From Gaza

The world has become used to seeing images of dead civilians caught in the crossfire between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip, says Italian photographer Alessio Romenzi. Yet, he believes it’s his role to bear witness for future generations

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Malaysia Airlines Ukraine Crash
Photo Essay

Malaysia Airlines Ukraine Crash: ‘Unreal’ Scenes from Photographer Jerome Sessini

Late Thursday, a field of sunflowers in eastern Ukraine was transformed into a scene of a tragedy when Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was brought down by a surface-to-air missile. Jerome Sessini was one of the first people to arrive. He wasn’t prepared for what he was saw.

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Christian Werner—laif/Redux
Photo Essay

Christian Werner in Post-War Iraq: A Photographer Investigates a Health Crisis

Photojournalist Christian Werner made two trips to Iraq in 2012, and returned with a series of images that shed light on a growing post-war public health issue

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Fazal Sheikh
Out There

Into the Ether by Fazal Sheikh

A photograph’s inability to fully penetrate its subject fascinates photographer Fazal Sheikh. His new project ‘Ether’ takes viewers to the banks of the Ganges and has opened at the Pace/MacGill gallery in New York.

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Rebecca Norris Webb
Out There

Rebecca Norris Webb: ‘My Dakota’

Rebecca Norris Webb describes the geography of loss captured in her new book, My Dakota.

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Ambroise Tézenas courtesy Galerie Mélanie Rio
Out There

‘Dark Tourism’: Ambroise Tézenas and the Pull of Death

Photographer Ambroise Tézenas immersed himself in the tourist experience at sites of death and destruction. The result is ‘Dark Tourism,’ now on view at Galerie Mélanie Rio in Nantes, France.

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KCNA/KNS/AFP
Man on the Wire

Kim Jong Il as First Among Equals

In the wake of the death of North Korea’s Dear Leader, Lightbox looks at how Kim Jong Il always presented himself as first among equals.

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Yuri Kozyrev—NOOR for TIME
Photo Essay

TIME’s Best Photojournalism of 2011

Sometimes words just aren’t enough. Our photojournalism this year offers the chance to not only see, but also feel the story.

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