This month, RayKo Photo Center, in San Francisco, will be featuring images from my Skeleton in the Closet series in their show Por(trait) Revealed. I’ll be there for the opening on July 28, so if you are in the Bay Area, please join me!
(Por)trait Revealed // A juried exhibition of portrait photography
Reception: Wednesday, July 28th, 6-8p
7.28.10 – 9.10.10
Featured artists: Mark Menjivar & Fritz Liedtke
RayKo Photo Center presents the final selections from an open call for photographic work exploring the genre of portraiture and varying characteristics of us humans.
Fritz Liedtke’s Skeleton in the Closet is a series of intimate portraits and stories of those who struggle with eating disorders. In a society saturated with shallow, narrow definitions of beauty, anorexia and bulimia are an increasingly prevalent trend. Movie stars, magazine ads, fad diets, internet pornography, fashion models, MTV…the pressure to look thin and attractive is an oppressive force that is difficult to resist. Everyone wants to be an American Idol. But obsession with appearance is not the only motivation for restrictive eating. Dancers, gymnasts, wrestlers, models, and others, find themselves in unhealthy eating patterns in order to stay competitive. Ultimately, the disorder is really a means for controlling one part of a person’s world–a world which may, in the end, be destroyed by the disorder itself.