I Thought I Could Fly: Portraits of Anguish, Compulsion, and Despair (Paperback)

Portraits of Anguish, Compulsion, and Despair

By Charlee Brodsky (Editor), Charlee Brodsky (Photographer), Jane McCafferty (Essay by)

Bellevue Literary Press, 9781934137093, 144pp.

Publication Date: May 1, 2008

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Description

"Evocative images, eloquent testimony--a frank and often inspiring exploration of the experience of mental illness."--Peter D. Kramer, author of Freud: Inventor of the Modern Mind and Listening to Prozac

A tree's bare limbs against a grey sky, a young woman's vintage slip, the view beneath a bridge's span. Charlee Brodsky's stark black-and-white photographs combine with a concise collection of moving personal narratives to form an eloquent ensemble of tragedy and hope in the struggle to cope with mental illness.

Charlee Brodsky is a documentary photographer and a professor of photography at Carnegie Mellon University.



About the Author

Charlee Brodsky is a documentary photographer and a professor of photography at Carnegie Mellon University. She has collaborated on numerous illustrated books with poets, anthropologists and writers on subjects ranging from breast cancer and mental illness to industrial blight. She has won numerous awards, has curated exhibitions dealing with the history of Pennsylvania and exhibits her photography nationally and regionally.
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