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Because talking was simply too difficult Laura Hospes made a visual diary of herself with her camera.

This book is one of the Best Dutch Book Designs 2016.

Book description

On 1 April 2015, Laura Hospes found herself in the UCP, a psychiatric ward of the hospital, after a suicide attempt. From the very first day she kept a visual record of herself with her camera, because talking was simply too difficult.

With her monochrome, high contrast photos she shared her story with the world around her, which helped her to feel less lonely. The period, that lasted over eight months, resulted in an extended series about a young woman teetering on the brink of a conscious death.

Laura decided to make a book of the series, to let the world see and more importantly feel her story. And so the book UCP was created, 1.5 years after this first suicide attempt.

This book is one of the Best Dutch Book Designs 2016.


Created with Sketch.

Author: Laura Hospes

Language: English

Pages: 84

Size: 190 x 240 mm

Edition: Bound

ISBN: 9789462261907

Year: 2016

Publisher: Lecturis

Design: Laura Hospes

Print: Wilco Art Books 
First edition, 1000 copies 

€36 or $42,50