Folklore, movies, music, and literature often simplify cemeteries as creepy and sinister “boneyards;” places the living should avoid. A visit to one can certainly invoke an ominous feeling but cemeteries can embody so much more. Many of these sacred places are rich with history, skilled artistry, and nature. They can also be the setting for beautiful photographs.
Madoka Takagi, 153rd St. BW RSD/B’way, Trinity Cemetery, 1990 (2011.71.57)
Graciela Iturbide, The Cemetery, 1988 (119.1995)
José A. Figueroa, Diana y Navarro, Boda En el cementerio, La Habana (Diana Navarro, Wedding Cemetery, Havana), 1968 (printed 2011), (2011.37.19)