Marsha Hiltibrand - Portland, Oregon, 1972.
Clarence Sims - New York, New York, 1952.
Looking for some reference photos the other day, my dad lent me this book entitled "Violence In Our Time", which is just a sort of odd history of violence in the 20th Century told in black-and-white photographs.
Unknown - Brunswick, Germany, 1964.
A whole chapter is dedicated to suicides, but it's dealt with with surprising sensitivity. None of the people you can see photographed here are actually dead; each photograph has the (most likely unintentional) serendipity of capturing one of the split-second moments where the subject is in flight towards the ground.
John Wards - New York, New York, 1949.
If any of these were accidental I don't think I'd like looking at them, but all of them are apparently suicides.
Joseph Slavin - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1962.
I thought about it and I don't think this is disrespectful in any way, or not enough to bother me about posting these pictures. Hopefully you guys will find them interesting rather than disgusting.