TOKYO-2018 People / Culture

Burial In Maramures (Romania)

  • Prize
    Silver in People/Culture
  • Photographer
    Jordi Cohen
  • Photo Date

"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 bells would toll thrice a day (until burial day). In Maramures (Romania) the burial would be held the third day after death– 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 free-lance documentary photographer based in Barcelona. His work has been published in the New York Times, The Guardian, Der Spiegel, National Geographic, Mirror, Sunday Telegraph, CNN Blog, Leica Magazine, La Vanguardia, El Periódico, Photo France, XL Semanal and Piel de Foto among others.Has exhibited in Europe and America, to highlight San Diego Art Institute, CEH “Manege” St. Petersburg, Royal Geographical Society of London, Gallería Hector Garcia of Mexico City, International Festival of Social Photography in Sarcelles (France) and Couvent des Minimes of Perpignan.