Body Lifts is a punchy book. It unveils a reality that we do not see, but that happens next door, in our buildings, on the road, in the cities. Every year, in Geneva, hundreds of men and women die in oblivion, outside the family or hospital context, as a result of illness, suicide, accidents, violence… These people are cared for by professionals, whose portraits are presented in this uncompromising book. For one year, the journalist Thierry Mertenat and the photographer Steeve Iuncker followed the work of the Brigade des ‘levées de corps’, the University Institute of Forensic Medicine and the Funeral Service in Geneva. Present in a number of extreme situations, they report the news of an incredibly difficult work, accomplished by professionals whose courage forces admiration. This testimony, which could offend sensitive people, gives us the opportunity to revisit our increasingly virtual relationship with death.