Martha Cothren is a social studies teacher at Joe T. Robinson High School in Little Rock, Arkansas. On the first day of school in September of 2005, Ms. Cothren did something to be remembered. With permission from the principal and school superintendent, she removed all the desks in her classroom.
Mickey Strider photographs himself as a dead body in a multitude of dramatic settings, from the profound to the profane. They are desolate and detached. They are also compellingly beautiful, and impossible to turn away from.
There are no super heroes in this supernatural tale; instead we find the potentially mad, the elderly, the coward, the hired gun, all joining in an attempt to halt a fate quite literally 'worse than death.'