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The Death Photographers Who Photograph Bodies on the Banks of India’s Holiest River


The Ganges river in India and Bangladesh is the holiest river in Hinduism. Every day, hundreds of dead bodies are brought to the banks of the river by family members and cremated ceremonially on a flaming pyre. On hand to document these rituals for loved ones are death photographers — young men who make a living by shooting last images of the deceased for a fee.

The video above is a short 8-minute documentary by Seeker Stories that offers a glimpse into the lives of some death photographers and the unique work that they do (warning: there are many images of dead and burning bodies).

(via Seeker Stories via Reddit)