Presentation by Dewi Lewis:
"One in five under 18 year olds in the USA is diagnosed as having a mental condition which translates itself into behavioral problems. Often this is treated with medication which can start from an extremely young age.
Over a six-year period Baptiste Lignel followed the progress of nine American teenagers with an array of pathologies which lead to behavior problems such as ("Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder") and OCD ("Obsessive–Compulsive Disorder"). In candid interviews the teenagers talk about their diagnoses and the impact that their medical treatment has had on their lives.
Photographs are combined with elements found in popular culture and social media, showing us what image is reflected back from society - often a negative one. Far from trivializing the difficulties these young people face, this combination brings additional voices to the narrative, and broadens its scope. It contributes to drawing a balanced picture of a complex topic, often simplified and stigmatized by the media."
The English texts are fully translated in French, including an afterword by Laia Abril.
Copies signed by the artist.
NB : The images presented here come from a "flip book" video presenting the book on a dedicated website presenting the project created by Baptiste Lignel.
224 pages - Hardcover
Dewi Lewis Publishing, 2016
Format : 18 x 24 cm
New - Mint condition
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