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 documentary photographer based in Barcelona. Born in Manresa, Spain. With a Medical background, he has worked for twenty years in the health sector in Spain, Latin America and Africa. Make fundamentally social reports. His work attempts to convey emotions linked to cultural aspects of different countries and civilizations. 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, CEH “Manege” St. Petersburg, Royal Geographical Society of London, Galle