Minneapolis Pioneers and Soldiers Cemetery
360 degree panorama at the gates to the Minneapolis Pioneer and Soldiers Memorial Cemetery. Established in 1853, it is the oldest cemetery in Minneapolis. About 2,000 people are buried here, including early African-American residents, 200 veterans, and several thousand immigrants, along with infamous Harry Hayward, the first documented American serial killer. This was my submission for the World Wide Panorama Fall Equinox 2013 event Mortality. I wanted to go inside the cemetery, but procrastinator that I am, I arrived too late, on the last day of shooting, and couldn’t get in. I decided to shoot anyway - a padlocked gate at an endangered historical cemetery still seems like a good fit for Mortality, plus it makes me think about all the people who have warned me that I will be late for my own funeral.