“The Prospect of Immortality” is a fascinating photo series about cryonics, a method for preserving deceased humans and animals in the hope that they can be revived by future medical technologies. British photographer Murray Ballard worked on the series between 2006 and 2012, traveling around the world to visit members of the small but dedicated cryonics community and the handful of cryonics facilities that currently exist. The series is named after a 1962 book of the same name by Robert Ettinger—the “father of cryonics.” Ballard’s series will be turned into a book in the spring of 2013. (photo gallery at murrayballard.com, via laughingsquid.com, sent by cloudjunky, thx!)