'Susan Sontag...writes...of how "certain photographs...can be used like memento mori, as objects of contemplation to deepen one's sense of reality; as secular icons...."
...primetime viewing on public television, the major television networks, or online providers provide a steady stream of death-related or mortality-awareness content, including access to massive volumes of visual material and footage through venues such as YouTube, Vimeo, and social media platforms....
[Beyond information and entertainment, these images] give occasion for reflection upon a viewer's status as a mortal (and either an immortal with an uncertain future or not an immortal at all).'
D.i.D., pp. 6-7, citing Sontag, Regarding the Pain of Others, p. 119
Benjamin Bennett-Carpenter teaches at a public university in the Great Lakes region of North America and coaches at Sollars & Associates and independently.