For some people, the last meal of a convicted person in death row can be as intriguing as what crime they committed. In some states, a death row inmate is given the ‘privilege’ to choose the final meal they want to consume before they ‘leave’.
Henry Hargreaves is a photographer who has re-created the last meal of some of the most notorious convicts and compiled them in a series he calls ‘No Seconds‘.
“When I first came across all the requests, I found it to be such a fascinating insight into the minds of these soon-to-be executed individuals.”
“As I read the requests, I began to imagine these prisoners as people and not just numbers. The story became much more real in my mind and I wanted to represent this visually.”
“I wanted the viewer to think of them as a person for a moment instead of them being anonymous.” – Henry Hargreaves
To learn more about Henry Hargreaves, his work, and to purchase prints, visit his website at henryhargreaves.com.
Garner’s meal was fairly standard except for the fact that he requested to eat while watching Lord of the Rings trilogy by Peter Jackson.
Find out some of the last requests of death row convicts before execution.
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