The Good Funeral Guide
Friday, 21 October 2011
In early 2011, Jimmy Edmonds’ son Joshua was killed in a road accident in SE Asia.
RELEASED is a photographic essay and a personal response to the tragedy of his son’s death. Intended for publication both as an exhibition and as a book, the project features a mix of Edmonds’ powerful photography and personal poetry.
The title refers to the label on the container holding Joshua’s ashes on which the word “released” appeared. This becomes the starting point for a personal journey in which Edmonds navigates a way through his own grief to an exploration of photography itself. The “chaos of meaning” he finds lying at the heart of photography mirrors almost exactly his own confusion surrounding the loss of his son.
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