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The lost art of post mortem photography in Bolivia

Julio Cordero Benavides, a retired Bolivian, has dedicated his life to portraits and to preserving the legacy of two other photographers: his father and his grandfather who cultivated a custom that was booming from the middle of the nineteenth century until the beginning of the twentieth: that of portraying the dead as a last memory for their families. Here are some snapshots from their archive.
20 Abr 2017 – 7:27 PM EDT