Susi, 16 years old, Dortmund, April—June 1999. Gitta Seiler’s “About Girls” takes a photographic look at young women in difficult situations, drawing on images she made between 1999 and 2009, in Germany and Russia. The book is presented in four sections: "Aborted," "Unwanted," "Jailed," and "Ran Away." Click through for more selection of Seiler's photographs on our Photo Booth blog.
This is a fantastic photograph of a dead young woman named Jeanette Glackmeyer. There is writing on the card the photo is mounted on stating that she had been dead nine days when this photograph was taken. Regardless of this antique writing, I really have trouble believing it. Jeanette would be well on her way to decomposition after 9 days. This would be remarkably lifelike PM photo if she'd only been dead 15 minutes so I cannot credit the nine days. Thoughts?
Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin, Ireland Actually attended a Sunday church service here. Incredible!
Glendalough, County Wicklow, Ireland. This area, whose name means valley of two lakes, is home to one of the oldest monasteries in Ireland, as well as two beautiful lakes and a few other sites of historical interest (most of which are connected with the monastery). It is a great place to go see if you're in Dublin as it is quite close by.