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In her participatory photo project HOW WE BLEED, Franziska Lange shows what menstrual blood actually looks like. The visual language clearly distinguishes itself from aestheticizing representations in the media and breaks with a taboo.

For her project she collects photos that were submitted anonymously by menstruating people. She then creates a visual archive in the form of a bound book, ...

... an Instagram account and a website.

The work has received widespread media attention, including interviews and articles in "Die Zeit", "Deutschlandfunk Kultur", "Vice-Magazine" and "Brigitte".

The visual archive is constantly being expanded. Submissions are still possible.

Contact: | @howwebleed_project (Instagram) |

Supervision of the Bachelor's thesis: Prof. Sebastian Denz, Nica Junker (PhD)