Professional mourner, General Cemetery, Sucre, Bolivia, 2014
This woman mourns near a tomb at Sucre’s General Cemetery. She is one of the many “professional mourners” hired by others to move from tomb to tomb, honoring the memory of those who rest within them. I photographed this mourner by reflecting her in a tomb’s glass window. The reflection adds a spiritual suggestion to my interpretation. I intensify that suggestion by processing the image as a black and white abstraction.