"Simply put, my work merges art and photography with society's desire to come
to terms with death and dying. That others find meaning in the work is an unexpected gift."
Stone Angels is a book of text and original photography celebrating the grandeur of Victorian funerary art and its most notable subject, the cemetery angel. These ubiquitous denizens of the garden cemetery lend themselves to transformation into powerful photographic imagery.
In travelling the world (well, some of it), Ed Snyder reports back with his funereal findings and shares new artwork that he has created in these Victorian sculpture gardens.
Ed Snyder has been making photographs since the late 1970s, and began exhibiting them in 1982 through the Phoenix Street Gallery in New York. Since moving to Philadelphia in 1984, he has exhibited his work through such venues as the Jun Gallery, Community Cultural Center/USA Gallery, the Philadelphia Sketch Club, and Plastic Club. Mr. Snyder is a Biomedical Engineer at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, where he is involved in research, development, and clinical practice of advanced cardio-pulmonary life support for babies. With cemetery photography, then, his interests literally run from the cradle to the grave. The bridge? No matter how disparate medicine and art may appear, there is a connectedness--while they are not considered sciences, there is a precision to each, borne of technology, that is necessary for their success. For more information, please visit: http://inliquid.com/artist/snyder_ed/snyder.php