»There are two things my sister's death has taught me: you can't lose someone you love, and every cruelty you can imagine does exist.«
In her book, photographer Vivian Rutsch sets out to find answers to questions surrounding the deaths of her seventeen-year-old sister and her father, the sexual abuse in her family and the inadequate investigations. In doing so, she stumbled upon the social phenomenon of unexplained deaths in Germany. Photographs, diary entries, illustrations and texts are telling the story of a family.
Vivian Rutsch (*1994) studied Photojournalism and Documentary Photography in Hanover. Her works have been displayed at the Lumix Festival Hanover, at Visa off, Perpignan and at the Photo Festival Zingst.
Art Direction, Design
German / English
Photography and text: Vivian Rutsch
Publisher: Kehrer Verlag, Heidelberg/Berlin