Emma Kisiel 
Featured photographer

At Rest

At Rest is a photographic series, by Emma Kisiel, depicting roadkill on American highways and addressing our human fear of confronting death and viewing the dead. Her images draw attention to the fact that, while man has a vast impact on animal and natural life, generally in American society, people are separate from wildlife and the souls of animals have little value. To cause the viewer to feel struck by this notion, she photographs memorials she has built surrounding roadkill at the location at which its life was taken. At Rest expresses the sacredness to the bodies of animals hit by vehicles while crossing the road.

© All photos courtesy of Emma Kisiel