Here’s a very disturbing photo series from Bangok’s Bhanuwat Jittivuthikarn. She has taken photographs of the dead and fed them through sunny Instagram filters. These are stomach-churning, heart-wrenching images of bloated corpses in muddy riverbanks. They are also glowing with slanted bursts of pink-hues, of very Instagrammy kind of artificial beauty.

She explains.

The beauty and the degradation coexist within a single image…I want to offer a strangeness of visual experience that arise when the viewer were seduces by the elegance of artificial light and colour and at the same time come into contact with sense of repels from disruptive of rotten corpse…Therefore I borrow this popular practice by using “Instragram” to render image of death, to offer beauty within degradation…I use artificial aesthetic to lure viewer to confront image of corpses, to confront the reality that we are mortal.

That’s a rather morbid way to shame our aesthetically banal, desensitized existence, no?