Kimberly Witham


Inspired by Victorian post-mortem photography, Kimberly Witham’s Transcendence series memorializes animals that might otherwise go unnoticed. Her photography captures an eerie peace reminiscent of the Victorian Portraiture, but also reveals the exquisite and intrinsic beauty of the creatures she finds to photograph.  

Removed from the site of their demise, and photographed on a deep disappearing black surface, the subjects of her photos float, appearing neither dead nor alive. Witham captures a sense of melancholy and intrigue by decontextualizing these creatures and photographing them with her innate attention to detail, sense of irony, and admiration for their natural beauty.