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• Ulrike Meinhof


Series of 16 photographs, 15 of 30x21 cm and 1 of 40.5x30.5 cm


On May 9, 1976 Ulrike Meinhof was found dead in her prison cell in the Stammheimer jail where she had been held on charges of terrorism. I remember being very struck by the news of her death and by the information accompanying the event. Had she been beaten? Had she undergone physical and sexual violence before dying and how was it possible that a young woman awaiting trial could commit suicide in a maximum security prison like the one in Stammheimer? Many associations passed through my mind and I captured some of them in these images and I wanted to represent myself in some of them, as well.