The Night That Follows Day
The Night That Follows Day

How we live is well defined by the way we view death.

“Dying isn’t just a question of our bodies falling apart but an experience of our whole humanity. Everything stored within a lifetime –love, hatred, serenity, bitterness, faith – stood to be aired, empowered, transformed, or even, as in the case of faith, lost or found at such a time. Dying is a multi-faceted, ongoing human experience.” - Lisa burnie, A Good Day to Die.

This largely autobiographical work is a deeply intimate professional and personal journey. The intention is not to sensationalize death, nor is it about the cataclysmic nor the horrors of war. It is about producing a frank, realistic and educative insight into death and dying in Australia and how we as Australians face death and the people that enter our orbit when we do.

“We revile it and rage against it, lament is mysteries and its march, but death is as certain as the night that follows day. We will all die. And just as there is death in our life, so, too, is there abundant life – and love – in death.” - Amanda Burdon, The Night that follows day.

This work has been acknowledged by The Walkley Awards, The Leica Documentary Awards and has been exhibited at the National Portrait Gallery in the exhibition Reveries, photography and mortality.