Good use of the subject for black and white work. The one thing that I might suggest is in regards to subject placement in relation to your composition. In the top one, the drama of the shot you had got shortchanged by the cropping on the dead. It interferes with the central composition and sends the eye off the image, instead of bringing it back around for a loop. I
n the second one, the piece tends to have the opposite problem. I really think the mood of the piece could be made much more tense if the empty space on the left of the piece was cropped off, leaving less area where the subject is looking, forcing the viewer to consider not only what they see but what they can't see.
-Your friendly, neighborhood Smasher of the white, racist, homophobic, patriarchal bullshit paradigm.