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The different shapes of death

A child saw death as something to be put up with, and not as something that came in old age, because most of her brothers had been killed. Likewise, some people fear death, some believe in some sort of afterlife, and others don’t. For some in this world, death is normalised and funerals are weekly things. For others, it is barely tangible.

And we mark death in different ways: mourning it, grieving, remembering, laughing at it, honoring lives, confronting and celebrating it as part of life, or denying it and letting it hide in taboo.

Sometimes the dead are more alive than the living. Isaac Cordal, in these beautiful photos, presents his view.

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