Breda: The Eriskay Connection, 2016 Condition: New, Signed, Softcover
(Un)expected is a memorable photo project about the coping process of surviving relatives of suicides in West Flanders.
In 2008 the mother of documentary photographer Peter Dekens (BEL) took her life and just recently a friend did the same. West Flanders, the region where he grew up, has one of the highest suicide rates in Europe, one and a half times higher than the European average and twice as many as the Netherlands. Every month in West-Flanders 20 people commit suicide.
(Un)expected contains five stories about the grief of survivors of suicide and the way people cope with their loss in different ways: the sadness, the grieving process, but also the attempts at finding a new way to live.