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“What Mo(u)rning Feels Like” by Photographer Houston Cofield

Memphis, Tennessee-based photographer Houston Cofield misplaced his father, Glenn Cofield, to a mindless act of violence in a parking zone in Memphis on the evening of June 7, 2019. His ongoing collection, “What Mo(u)rning Feels Like,” addresses his grief and loss within the years since his father’s homicide. Formed by the trauma and post-traumatic progress he has skilled, Cofield describes the challenge as “each reflection and lamentation of my father’s loss of life utilizing picture making as a metaphorical course of to immediately interact with grief.” He continues, explaining: “The pictures on this collection function documentation of my father’s loss of life and the essence of what has been left behind each bodily and confidentially.”

The collection is bookended by {a photograph} of his father’s gravesite the day after his loss of life, and once more six months later, together with portraits of his dry-cleaned shirts dispersed all through. For Cofield, these pictures characterize the passage of time, and the methods during which objects tackle new which means inside the context of grief. “Your complete work and particularly these units of pictures function an act of preservation within the midst of impermanence,” he explains.

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