Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Art Exhibit Featuring Portraits and Stories of Eating Disorder Sufferers

Skeleton in the Closet at San Francisco's RayKo Photo Gallery

This month, RayKo Photo Center, in San Francisco, will be featuring images from the Fritz Liedtke Skeleton in the Closet series in their show Por(trait) Revealed.

The artist, Fritz Liedtke will be there for the opening on July 28, so if you are in the Bay Area, please join him.

(Por)trait Revealed:
A juried exhibition of portrait photography
Reception: Wednesday, July 28th, 6-8p
Show Dates: July 28 - Sept 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.

You can also read more about the Skeleton in the Closet exhibit and about artistic expression and eating disorders here.

Please contact Eating Disorder Hope here if you would like to submit material to be published on the Artistic Expression and Eating Disorders page of our website.

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