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Roadkill Memorials Photographed by Emma Kisiel

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At Rest is a photographic series depicting roadkill on American highways and addressing our human fear of confronting death and viewing the dead. My images draw attention to the fact that, while man has a vast impact on animal and natural life, the dominant religion in America insists that animals do not have a place in Heaven and are, therefore, of little value in our society.
Emma Kisiel

Though these images capture animals at varying levels of death and decay, Kansas-born photographer Emma Kisiel has managed to evoke beauty and peace in what would normally be unsightly roadkill. Her constructed memorials, built on location at the site of death, honor the sacredness of the animal and seem to ensure a spiritual journey beyond this life.

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Emma_Kisiel_Photography

Emma_Kisiel_Photography

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Emma_Kisiel_Photography

Emma_Kisiel_Photography

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  • Forest McMullin

    Ms. Kisiel- these photographs are beautiful and touching. If you’d like to see another take on similar subject matter from a project I did a few years ago, go to: http://goo.gl/t94dvU

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