Sale of a Deathsman

Øystein and I are still full of stories from Malawi that we keep wanting to share. This time we take a look at a thriving business in the country – a business which thrives on not exactly the happy aspects of life – or as a matter of fact the end of life. But as they say, one man’s death is another man’s life.

You will find the story on Øystein & Otto’s Blog.


About Otto von Münchow

Photographer based in Norway
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21 Responses to Sale of a Deathsman

  1. Oh…..Makes me sad n curious!

  2. Now that you have some distance from these experiences, will you write about your personal journey–the spiritual awakening that I’m sure came through your lens. For those of us that have never witnessed life in a place such as Malawi, your stories are first-person narratives that touch the soul.

  3. andy says:

    Great title!

  4. So true. Very meaningful to me as my wife’s brother owns a funeral business.
    Love your images, they tell a story.

  5. janechese says:

    Some nice coffins here, his name is “Happy” how ironic. Interesting story

  6. fotonita says:

    Herlige, flotte bilder og interessant reportasje fra et land som er helt ukjent for meg. Ser fram til flere poster fra reisen deres!
    GOD PÅSKE! ; )

  7. Leovi says:

    Very interesting photo …. I like it. It’s a coffin?

  8. He must be quite strong to hoist up a coffin like that. Wow.

  9. Sad but true, ” But as they say, one man’s death is another man’s life.” Perfect picture to speak of a reality that we all face today. Some refuse to see and open their eyes while others did open their eyes to the truth and are better , happier people because they started to care about the suffering of others and everything around them.

  10. Otto, your photo captures the “balance” perfectly. Excellent.

  11. Glory, what a wonderful title!

  12. joshi daniel says:

    nice documentary 🙂

  13. dadirri7 says:

    i love how the coffin is being held up against the sky ….

  14. RuneE says:

    value without words

  15. seekraz says:

    That is a very interesting image, Otto…the thoughts it provokes…we are silly animals with how we commemorate ourselves…please just wrap me in a sheet and let me return quickly to the earth…..

  16. Beautiful photo. Your work is remarkable.

  17. likeitiz says:

    Great play on words, Otto. Loaded photo, however! Gosh! Gave me goosebumps!

  18. eof737 says:

    Quite… and I chuckled at the title you chose.

  19. PC PHOTO says:

    Odd how some cultures pretend that the inevitable is not. Your tour is eye opening and thought provoking.

  20. Beautiful photo and a well-punned title. Arthur would be Millered.

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