Bay Area News Group: R.I.P. Portrait Series

Photo, Portrait - Editorial

Bay Area News Group: R.I.P. Portrait Series

Clients: Bay Area News Group

Production Services:

  • Location Scouting
  • On Location Photography
  • Post-Production Services
  • Pre-Production Concept Development
  • Pre-Production Logistics Planning


The News Group, which owns The Oakland Tribune, Contra Costa Times, and many other Los Angeles papers is always in need of short form documentary content that can the featured in the paper and online.


Corduroy Media pitched the idea to do a portrait series and multimedia piece on the memorial shirt trend, the act in which friends and family of homicide victims memorialize the deceased on clothing. We tracked down mothers, best friends, and cousins and photographed them wearing their shirts in the location of the murder.

Photographer’s Notes:

“This series was particularly hard to work on, but the stories of these family and friends were too important to go untold.” – Sean Donnelly

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