HOW DOYOU GRIEVE WHEN DEATH GOES VIRAL?
After decades of oppression under a military junta, Chin ethnic minorities are in danger of losing their centuries-old traditions. Seoul-based photographer Dylan Goldby is hoping to change that with his upcoming book of striking portraits,
Dylan was struck by the distinctive facial tattoos of the Lai Tu Chin tribe women, done to mark a girl’s coming of age and as a symbol of beauty. Much of Lai Tu Chin culture has been lost and outlawed, with younger women no longer getting the tattoos that mark them as part of the tribe. Since the Chin have no written history or legal protection, these women are some of the last links to the tribe’s identity. The idea of death in the digital age intrigued award-winning lm-maker Tarryn Lee Crossman so much that she made a lm chronicling three teenagers whose deaths gripped the world. explores the deaths of Australian Kaileigh Fryer, 19, who was killed in a car accident; American Amber Cornwell, 15, who committed suicide after being cyberbullied; and South African Jenna Lowe, 17, who was diagnosed with pulmonary arterial hypertension. ‘I had to nd a way to honour their memories and still tell their real stories,’ Tarryn says. She used intimate interviews with their families and the girls’ social media posts to create a picture of their lives and deaths. In making this lm, she says, she saw that social media was simply a heightened sense of reality, and that it had changed the way we grieved.The next lm on her radar is about the girls who escaped from Boko Haram: ‘There was so much hype around #bringbackourgirls and then nothing,’ she says. Timelines