Jack Mord, of The Thanatos Archive, has a simple question for Shades readers. Is the little girl lying on the floor in the center of the photograph above, dead? Simple question; difficult answer. Select the image for a larger view.
Jack wrote Shades saying, "I would love it if you would consider doing another series on this photo! The feedback from the 'I Think She's Dead Series' was awesome to read, and your readers seem very knowledgeable."
There is no right or wrong answer readers. Jack is looking for as many opinions as Shades readers are willing to share.
There are two schools of thought with regard to analyzing this photograph. We are looking for those who are not knowledgeable in post-mortem photography, but look at the photograph and form an opinion based on how the photograph makes them feel. The photographer and the family obviously wanted to convey something. What do you think it was?
The second school of thought comes from those who have seen many post-mortem photographs and have formed an opinion based on that experience. What is that opinion?
The photograph itself measures 8.5" x 6.25" and is on a 12" x 10" mount with no photographer's imprint. The only clues reside within the photograph.
We'd like to hear from each and every one of you. Both Jack and I have an opinion. We want yours.
Place your opinion in a comment below. When you have finished, follow the link included in my comment to read whether or not I think she's dead.
So upon peril of my becoming "The Queen Of The Eternal Night;" please tell us, Is She Dead?