“Visits With The Dead” series
Albany Rural Cemetery is a beautiful spot that is filled with history, including one US President; 34 members of Congress; 8 presidential Cabinet members; 5 New York State governors; and over 1,000 Civil War soldiers, including a handful of confederate soldiers.
The cemetery occasionally has guided tours in which actors representing some of its “residents” talk about their lives. These photos are from those tours, accompanied by the texts provided in handouts. They were created with a digital infrared camera, which offers an ethereal and timeless effect.
All photographs are © Dave Higgins and “Dave Higgins Photography,” 2017-2019; all rights reserved.