Death x Art, Executed Prisoner’s Body Becomes Fine Art Photography

In 1981, Joseph Paul Jernigan was sentenced to death for stabbing and shooting a man who discovered him stealing a microwave oven. 12 years later, after agreeing to donate his body to science, he was executed.

In 2011, Croix Gagnon and Frank Schott, with the help of Visible Human Project, turned Jernigan’s detailed data set of cross-sectional cadaver scans into a hauntingly beautiful photography series.

Visit the 12:31 website to see more photos, to get an in-depth look at the process, or, for those who wish to accent their black walls, there are prints for sale.

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