Unnatural deaths: the emotional power of forensic photographs

Kate Rossmanith (Producer)

Research output: Non-traditional research outputDigital or Visual products


The writer Kate Rossmanith looks at the surprising ways in which bereaved relatives view the forensic images associated with the sudden death of loved ones. Unnatural Deaths, the second in our Present Traces series, combines Australian crime-and-accident scene photos with the experiences of police photographers, coroners, social workers, and, most importantly, victims’ families, to explore the strange effects of grief and remorse. Present Traces is a series of films from Macquarie University, shown by Guardian Australia, that link film and archive material.

Researcher/Writer/Director/Narrator: Kate Rossmanith.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherThe Guardian
Media of outputOnline
Size8:09 minutes
Publication statusPublished - 19 Feb 2018


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