Beyond Photography…


January 12, 2022 to January 29, 2022

Beyond Photography…
Featuring the work of Michael J Murphy

From his dreams of becoming a mortician at age twelve, to his high school job as a grave digger, Michael Murphy had a lifelong fascination with the macabre. His series of graveyard photography began in 2004 when he befriended the groundskeeper of a historic Philadelphia cemetery, and he spent the next 15 years actively seeking and photographing cemeteries everywhere he visited.

This exhibit of 70 images spans the cemeteries of five states and features the monuments and memorials created to commemorate the deceased. The photographs reveal how trends and style have influenced how we have memorialized our loved ones throughout time.


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