“No Second” by Henry Hargreaves – The Last Meals Of Death-Row Inmates

Do the meals they’ve requested say anything about them? Do they humanize them or make them seem all the more terrible for the normalcy of their requests?

New Zealand-based artist Henry Hargreaves explores the death penalty and our reaction to it in his gripping “No Second” photo series where he re-creates the final meals of inmates executed in Texas.

The “Last Meal” tradition, drawing upon the Christian story of the Last Supper, offers death-row inmates the chance to request a final meal before their execution.

“While I was reading about efforts to stop the Last Meal tradition in Texas it sparked my interest. In the most unnatural moment there is (state sponsored death) what kind of requests for food had been made?”


"No Second" by Henry Hargreaves - The Last Meals Of Death-Row Inmates