Spontaneous Shrines

"We who build shrines and construct public altars or parade with photographs of the deceased will not allow you to write off victims as regrettable statistics…They are, I believe, the voice of the people." –Jack Santino

Bookmarks

Welcome to the bookmarks bar– my online equivalent of a bookshelf.  These are links to useful sites about shrines and memorials as well as to individual news articles, blog posts, and photographs I’ve found.

Blog Posts

“Roadside Memorials” from the blog QuinnCreative: http://quinncreative.wordpress.com/2008/06/05/roadside-shrines/

News Articles / Videos

“The Challenges of Burying the Dead in Urban Asia” from The Atlantic Cities: http://www.theatlanticcities.com/arts-and-lifestyle/2012/01/burying-dead-urban-asia/1059/

WIBV-TV Buffalo, NY re: tampering with memorials: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eSYlRo-SFKM

Photography / Art / Music / Video

Interview with Jim Fox on his album “Descansos, Past”: http://rchrd.com/mfom/descansos.html

Barhead Goose Studios video, photographs, gouache sketches entitled “Descansos”: http://barheadgoose.com/home/index.php/Video/Descansos

Terms / Definitions / Explanations

Memento Mori: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Memento_mori

Websites

Memorial Hiway: http://www.memorialhiway.com/

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