Sunday, May 8, 2011

Warped views

clouded perspective

warped view

a poor reflection

These are a few of the shots from the documentary style series of photographs that I'm handing in tomorrow as part of our Sappi project. There are some more in this series, (which focuses on the negative impact that the media has on people with mental illness through the way in which it spreads stigma, which results in many inequalities for people who have suffered or are still suffering from, some form of mental illness and are trying to recover their lives and find a place within society), but I haven't included them due to the fact that they show people's faces - one of the conditions that for us photographing at Fountain House was that we would respect the identity and privacy of the members and not publish their faces without their permission.

The series is also about the way in which society in general has such as warped and clouded view of mental illness and how the way in which the mentally ill are treated is a very poor reflection on society.