A Study of Memory
Cemetery: A Study of Memory is a series of photographs examining how people of different times and cultures have used cemeteries to create places of memory for those they have loved who have died. This book presents pictures from the greater Appalachia Region as well as other parts of the United States and Mexico. J. E. Raddatz describes David Pittenger's photographs as "evocative and haunting. ... In the final analysis, what I like about Pittenger's death and memory photographs is the subtle way they straddle documentation and open-ended allegory. At first glance, we're presented with what seems like traditional subject matter: landscapes, still life, architectural motifs and what have you. But upon closer inspection, we're presented with psychologically complex allegorical portraits and ambiguous historical scenes."