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NSFW: Don’t shy away from images of death – PETER TIMAR’s Banned Exhibit “Grief”

Peter Timar

PETER TIMAR is a Hungarian photographer who once decided to expose the indecency of Hungarian funerals. He photographed the process of autopsy, embalming and cremation at the Budapest Funeral Institute from 1980-1983, and captured images of the decidedly irreverent way that human corpses were treated. Piled atop one another, hanging limply from morgue tables and wooden caskets, awaiting their fate of either cremation or public display. Almost as if they had no soul left in them to pay tribute to. The Mucsarnok gallery in Budapest exhibited Grief in 1983, but the exhibition was banned within a few days of it opening. If you’re shy or triggered by images of death and decay (wrong site, tbh) then don’t look at this wonderful gallery of Peter Timar’s banned Grief series below…

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Meghan MacRae grew up in Vancouver, Canada, but spent many years living in the remote woods. Living in the shadow of grizzly bears, cougars and the other predators of the wilderness taught her about the dark side of nature, and taught her to accept her place in nature's order as their prey. She is co-founder of CVLT Nation.

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