Understanding Death

 

Photographer Olivia Becchio is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of this photo essay.  From the series ‘ It’s a Shame about Ray’To see Olivia’s body of work, click on any image.

 

 

 

 

 

The series, It’s a Shame About Ray, aims to articulate an island as a psychological space and to document a ‘coming of age’ brought about by the realization of death, or the process of how one comes to understand it. Ray becomes the narrator of a story punctuated by death and longing to belong and be remembered. I don’t think of ‘Ray’ as any one specific person but rather a place holder for all that we have lost and as a signifier for all of us who tempt, and even at times, run willingly towards death.

 

 

 

 

 

 

All images and text © Olivia Becchio

 

 

See also:

Something Borrowed Something Blue

By Olivia Becchio

 

 

 

 

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