The Guardians of the Graveyard: Animals in American Cemeteries (In Person)

J.R. Pepper
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Taught by J.R. Pepper

JR Pepper is a lecturer, photographer and self described 'professional eccentric'. She holds both a BA and an MA in art history specializing in Surrealism and spirit photography. Her artwork has been seen in various gallery shows and publications including Haunted America: FAQ by Dave Thompson, and Musee Magazine. She has spoken at New York Anime Festival, New York Comic Con, Tokyo in Tulsa, The Morbid Anatomy Museum, The Odd Salon, The Dead Ladies Show and is an adjunct professor at Brooklyn College. She currently works as digital imaging specialist at The Burns Archive and is a tour guide at Green-wood Cemetery. Her book Buried Boston: America's Revolutionary Necropolis, documenting Boston's burying ground and cemeteries is due out in 2024.

image credit: Bill Wadman

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Cemeteries are places dedicated to the memory of friends and family who have gone before us. But what about our furry or even feathered companions?

In this talk, we will explore the history of animals as our protectors in this life and the next.

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