Depression is one of the most complicated, most misunderstood illnesses around the globe. It can be hard for those around people who suffer from depression to understand just what is going on. For those who suffer with it, it can be hard to describe how they feel. Photographer Harry Spitz has suffered from depression for more than 50 years, and he has made a new photographic exploration of depression book that combines images and quotes in the hope that it will help others understand what people with depression feel like. Join us after the break for more information about this Kickstarter project.
The book, titled Depression: A Photographic Exploration, is part of a new Kickstarter campaign which has been started by author and photographer, Harry Spitz. The idea behind the book is to help people understand what depression feels. Many of the images are incredibly powerful and moving, and when combined with the quotes that Harry Spitz got permission to use, the book offers a great interpretation of how depression feels. While the book is not intended to be a cure, this photographic exploration of depression can be used to help start conversations with loved ones, or even therapists.
Many of the photos in the book have been stylized to make them look like drawings and paintings. The main reason for this is because depression can make those who suffer with it perceive the world differently. The plan is to print 750 copies of the book if the goal of $17,500 is met. This hardcover is a 13″ x 11″ coffee table book designed to help start tough conversations, While it may not appeal to everyone, it could help make a difference in many peoples’ lives. The photographs themselves are true works of art. The book will contain approximately 59 gorgeous, original images as well as 58 quotes, and additional writing by Harry Spitz.
As with all Kickstarter campaigns, there are different levels that you can buy into. For $25, backers can get a digital copy of the book, $60 will get you the hardback 13 x 11 book, $85 will get you both the book and the digital copy, and $100 will get you the signed edition of the book, the eBook, and free shipping. There are many more purchasing options available. The goal is to raise $17,500 by July 31st 2019, and if met, the book should ship sometime in November 2019. If you would like more information about the book and the story behind it, head on over to the Kickstarter page.