Silver 2019 / People / Culture

Burial In Maramures

  • Prizes
    Silver in People/Culture
  • Company
    Freelance
  • Photographer
    Jordi Cohen

In the Maramures popular belief, death is the last season, the winter of life, returning to the earth from which new slips will sprout in spring. When a family member died, the family members would wear black traditional attire; women would have their hair loose or wear black head kerchiefs. The burial would be held the third day – a moment of grief and mourning for the family and the entire community. According to the rules of conduct imposed by the rural social life, not only family members were involved in the burial organisation, but also the community members.

Jordi Cohen is a documentary photographer based in Barcelona. NGO Contributor AIDNOH (Haiti), Agua de Coco (Madagascar) and Cafebabel (Digital European magazine). Has exhibited his work in Europe and America, to highlight San Diego Art Institute, St. Petersburg, Royal Geographical Society of London, Gallería Hector Garcia of Mexico City, Couvent des Minimes of Perpignan, Complejo el Águila Exhibition Hall of Madrid. Has published in European and American media (Sunday Telegraph, CNN Blog, Leica Magazine, La Vanguardia, El Periódico, Photo France, XL Semanal, Piel de Foto, Chasseur d’Images...)