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The Re-Birth Of An Executed Murderer

A cadaver is used to create images with a combination of night photography and long-exposure photographs with outstanding results. In 1981, Joseph Jernigan was sentenced to death for stabbing and shooting 75-year-old Edward Hale, who discovered him stealing a microwave oven. Jernigan spent 12 years in prison before his final plea for clemency was denied. His cadaver was sectioned and photographed for the Visible Human Project at the University of Colorado's Health Sciences Center. Read more about this remarkable project here!

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  • The Photographs

  • Each image was created with a combination of night photography and long-exposure photographs of the animation below: