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Is this child dead I cant say for sure ?

Is this child dead I can't say for sure ?


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Guest 16-Nov-2013 19:15
The poor child looks scared.
Guest 01-Nov-2013 08:49
I think the mother is alive, I believe the child has passed. She's wearing mourning black, unless I'm mistaken.
I also can't imagine what would hold up a whole woman's corpse in that specific pose, it seems the child would have knocked her hands away a bit, causing blurring. Also, slow exposure photograph seems as if it would have a terribly hard time photographing an uncomfortable child being hugged by their own dead mother for that amount of time.
Catherine 13-Dec-2012 00:28
I agree that the mother has passed and the child seems uncomfortable and twisting like she wants to hop down and run off. The mother seems to be on a propped up, awkward lean and the expression is peaceful but way too still. Quite a convincing photograph though ! What a clever photographer ... you really do have to study it to realise she has passed !
Bea 20-Oct-2012 18:40
Maybe both are ?
Guest 19-Oct-2012 10:40
It's the mother if you notice the child's head is slightly blurred suggesting the child has moved and due to slow exposure the blur has occurred, the mother is perfectly in focus
Guest 07-Oct-2012 19:25
It's the mother look at her eyes
Guest 19-Aug-2012 03:07
The mother is holding the child's hand and they didn't smile back then.
Don 13-Aug-2012 05:32
I agree. It looks to me as if the Mother is deceased - and the child is anxious to get away!
Danielle 07-Aug-2012 21:55
either way, it's a bit creepy seeing the lifeless expression, but i agree, it looks like the mother is the one who is dead, not the child.
Marti West 14-Jul-2012 00:21
I believe it's the mother who is dead. She has no life in her facial expression and her hands are not placed normally to be holding the child.