I Am Not Crazy

I want to show a realistic representation of women with mental illness because current photography of mental illness is subjected to the male gaze and romanticized to be aesthetic. As photography has been a mainly male-dominated field, I want to remove the sexist and biased lens of the male perspective from my photos. I will be showing emotions like depression and anxiety as not hysteria and in a realistic, self-aware manner. I will be using depression and anxiety as emotions and concepts and not as clinical diagnoses. I use realism in my photography to try to connect a specific feeling with the viewer in the manner of it being familiar. My project aims to expand the representation of female mental illness in a gallery of photos using staged realism as the style of photography.

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Work Title I Am Not Crazy
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Creators
  1. Julia Maria Slezak
Keyword
  1. Representation
  2. Women
  3. mental illness
  4. depression
  5. anxiety
License CC BY 4.0 (Attribution)
Work Type Masters Culminating Experience
Acknowledgments
  1. Catherine Rios
Publication Date 2022
DOI doi:10.26207/s6zg-8m43
Deposited May 04, 2022

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