Sleeping Beauty Iii, Memorial Photography.
Photographs by Stanley B. Burns, MD.
Burns Archive Press, 2011. 136 pp., 130 color illustrations, 6x6¾".
This volume enhances the history of postmortem photography and is intended as a reference for bereavement organizations, photographers, hospital staff and parents engaged in renewing the practice of memorial photography. This compilation of over 125 photographs documents images from photography's earliest era (1840s) up to the present. The historic images are classic representations of American and European memorial cultural traditions. The modern photographs document contemporary practices of bereavement and memorialization. Sleeping Beauty III is an exquisitely printed small format volume in the now infamous Sleeping Beauty series first released by The Burns Archive in 1990.