The Order of the Good Death

The Order of the Good Death is a group of funeral industry professionals, academics, and artists exploring ways to prepare a death phobic culture for their inevitable mortality.


Faces of Death - Interview 

Here’s the latest  installment in our new series, Faces of Death, which showcases the death revolutionaries we are fortunate enough to work with at the Order. Meet writer Kelly Christian, who uses her work as as a tool to bring social history and current events together to facilitate conversations about death.


A Shocking Likeness: Photography and Death in the Civil War 

It is impossible to think of a time when photos of war and destruction weren’t plastered on the front page of newspapers.  Order member Kelly Christian explores just such a time, and how the Civil War and technology came together to change our relationship to the visuals of death.

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The Unpleasant Duty: An Introduction to Postmortem Photography 

Order member Kelly Christian provides us with an introduction to postmortem photography that includes the often overlooked perspective of the photographer who had the “unpleasant duty to take the picture of a corpse.”