Meet the men and women who deal with death every day on “This is Life with Lisa Ling: America’s Busiest Coroners,” Wednesday November 11 at 9 p.m.

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Before she started photographing death, Cathrine Ertmann had never seen a body. Viewed through her lens while standing in a morgue, it was less frightening and more of a quiet mystery to explore.

“I was amazed about how peaceful and undramatic everything looked,” she said. “I got the chance to look at death without it being my own relatives, without feelings involved and it gave me a peace. The imagination of what death looks like is way worse than what I experienced.”