Hesitating Beauty: Joshua Lutz’s Exploration of Schizophrenia

June 28, 2013

By Conor Risch

© Joshua Lutz

Though Joshua Lutz's book Hesitating Beauty is based on his experiences growing up with a mentally ill mother, Lutz says it's "fiction-ish." It includes staged images and fabricated texts. Click on the Photo Gallery link to see more images.

The fabric of human memory is woven from the threads of thoughts, perceptions, and the recognition of meaning in details large and small. At times those threads form something that feels heavy and solid and long lasting. But memory can also be delicate, prone to snagging or even unraveling completely. Joshua Lutz’s new book Hesitating Beauty is concerned with, among...

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