Piece of the Week: No Seconds Series by Henry Hargreaves

What would your last meal be if you would never eat again? 

For the death row inmates, this is a real question. 

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Photographer Henry Hargreaves in his series No Seconds reenacts the ‘last meal’ choices of those sentenced to death.

The Rostrum setup (shooting from above) is particularly effective for this series, as the reader feels as though they are the death-row inmate, examining what will be their last meal. These sharp, vivid images speak for themselves.

Laid out in a gourmet fashion, the composition effectively reminds the reader of the importance of life, and the small perks which we can give these people on their final departure. In combination with the text, we begin to associate a person with the food – seeing it as a final comfort, a final ‘guitly’ pleasure…

For More: http://www.lostateminor.com/2014/03/24/last-meals-death-row-inmates/
Watch ‘Life on Death Row’ – BBC IPlayer

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