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Lisa Lindvay Captures Daily Life of Mental Disorder Patients

By: Meghan Young - Published: Feb 5, 2014 • References: lisalindvay and beautifuldecay
Many people are often guilty of turning a blind eye when it comes to people suffering from mental illnesses; photographer Lisa Lindvay has decided to bring their gaze back around through a series of haunting images of their daily struggles. Whether that involves a level of absentmindedness, chronic smoking or odd behaviour, Lisa Lindvay encourages people to see what they go through as well as what loved ones and those trained to help them deal with.

As Beautiful Decay perfectly puts it, Lisa Lindvay "invites viewers into a claustrophobic space isolated from the perspective and normalcy of the outside world." By forcing such an intimate glance into their lives, Lisa Lindvay encourages the exercise of empathy on a level that could inspire change.