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Reflect/Absorb: BPR #23

In About All Publications, About Image Works on 02/19/2010 at 12:09

Words: Father of the Suicide [David Jordan, USA]
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Image:  Reflect/Absorb [Karyn Eisler, Canada]
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Matchmaker: Editor of BluePrintReview [Dorothee Lang, Germany]
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THIS

unanticipated international collaboration in:

BluePrintReview #23 / (dis)comfort zones

How does the editor, Dorothee Lang, explain this particular coupling?

“the essay is about a painful subject: teenage suicide … and your water image has just the right mood: sadness, depth, a closing focus, things and thoughts underneath the surface”

I took this photo on the same day, from the same bridge, at the same time, save a moment or two, as the The Bow — an image that also appears in Issue 23, paired with Jennifer Jackson Whitley’s words on (addict)ion.

These word/image couplings provide a study in contrasts:

(addict)ion and suicide → two tales of discomfort;

and,

two photographs taken in Banff, Alberta, on a day when the mood was so different. It was such a happy day for my family and I; my mother’s birthday, my father and brother in attendance; all of us together, laughing, reminiscing, making moments of joy, memories of comfort …

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