What’s Your Niche: Funeral Photography

March 21, 2014

By David Walker

© Mark Thackeray

Supported by her surviving grandmother, a girl attends the viewing of her deceased grandmother, January 2013.

Salt Lake City photographer Mark Thackeray shoots mostly weddings and commercial assignments. But a little more than three years ago, after documenting his grandparents’ funerals at his mother’s request, he started marketing himself as a funeral photographer, too.   PDN: What’s appealing to you about funeral photography? Mark Thackeray: I like how new it is. It’s in its infancy stage....

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