Big Brother

@ Quail, Louis

978-1911306313

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Présentation de Dewi Lewis:

"An estimated 1 in 4 of us will suffer from a mental illness during our lifetime. Those suffering have to face a wall of stigma and stereotyping which can often make their condition worse.

Big Brother is an intimate photographic portrait of Louis Quail’s older brother, Justin, and his daily struggle with schizophrenia. The condition is severe and Justin has been sectioned three times in his life. Yet, as the book shows, there is much more to him than his illness. He has interests, hobbies (painting and poetry and especially birdwatching). He also has love; he has been with his girlfriend, Jackie, for over 20 years.

By showing the person beyond the illness, Big Brother challenges stigma head on. It reveals a system in crisis; under resourced and creaking under the weight of its own bureaucracy, but it also discovers important truths on the nature of resilience. At its heart, though, Big Brother is a love story.

The book includes extensive texts to tell Justin’s story. The complexity of his life is reflected in the complex structure of the book which incorporates a number of inserts that provide a deep insight into Justin’s world through extracts from medical reports, police records and from his own notebooks. The book also includes many of Justin’s drawings and paintings as well as a separate booklet featuring both these and his poetry."

Texts in English only.

232 pages (36 of inserts) + 16-page booklet - Hardcover

Dewi Lewis Publishing, 2018

Format : 19.7 x 26 cm

New - Mint condition

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40,00 €

Quail, Louis

Louis Quail is an English documentary photographer. His work has been published extensively in the UK and internationally. His project "Big Brother" about his elder brother Justin who has always struggled with schizophrenia received many nominations and awards and has been published by Dewi Lewis in 2018. © Portrait taken from the artist's website
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