STRENGTH IN DISORDER is a photographic portfolio that explores the juxtaposition between true beauty - that is, inner strength, intelligence, vitality, and confidence - with indescribable suffering.
Eating disorders are psychiatric conditions that are characterized by extreme emotions, attitudes, and behaviours surrounding weight and food.These disorders are incredibly serious, potentially life-threatening conditions that affect day-to-day life a great deal.
This photographic portfolio presents portraits taken of women who have suffered from and since recovered from an eating disorder; these portraits are paired with selections from interviews conducted with each woman about her illness. The text along each page provides for a first-hand commentary about the experience of an eating disorder, while each photograph confronts the viewer with the beauty and strength of each survivor.
Soft cover, 8.25 x10.75 inches, 22 pages, signed by the artist.
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