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The Topography of Tears - Rose-Lynn Fisher

The Topography of Tears

By: Rose-Lynn Fisher (Photographer), William H. Frey (Foreword by), Ann Lauterbach (Foreword by)

Paperback Published: 2nd May 2017
ISBN: 9781942658283
Number Of Pages: 128

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"When you first view Rose-Lynn Fisher's photographs, you might think you're looking down at the world from an airplane, at dunes, skyscrapers or shorelines. In fact, you're looking at her tears. . . . [There's] poetry in the idea that our emotional terrain bears visual resemblance to the physical world; that our tears can look like the vistas we see out an airplane window. Fisher's images are the only remaining trace of these places, which exist during a moment of intense feeling-and then vanish." -NPR

"[A] delicate, intimate book. . . . In The Topography of Tears photographer Rose-Lynn Fisher shows us a place where language strains to express grief, longing, pride, frustration, joy, the confrontation with something beautiful, the confrontation with an onion." -Boston Globe

Does a tear shed while chopping onions look different from a tear of happiness? In this powerful collection of images, an award-winning photographer trains her optical microscope and camera on her own tears and those of men, women, and children, released in moments of grief, pain, gratitude, and joy, and captured upon glass slides. These duotone photographs reveal the beauty of recurring patterns in nature and present evocative, crystalline imagery for contemplation. Underscored by poetic captions, they translate the mysterious act of crying into an atlas mapping the structure and magnificence of our interior lives.

Rose-Lynn Fisher is an artist and author of the International Photography Award-winning studies Bee and The Topography of Tears. Her photographs are exhibited in galleries, festivals, and museums across the world and have been featured by the Dr. Oz Show, NPR, Smithsonian, Harper's, New Yorker, Time, Wired, Reader's Digest, Discover, Brain Pickings, and elsewhere. She received her BFA from Otis Art Institute and lives in Los Angeles.

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Advance Praise for The Topography of Tears "Looking at [Fisher's] photographs feels like staring out a plane window at the passing landscape below." --Studio 360

"A moving depiction of the micro and macro aspects of our emotional lives, and a beautiful means of integrating the often separate realms of science and art." --Refinery29

"An extraordinary take on an otherwise mundane human response." --Medical Daily

"Beautiful." --Good Men Project

"Reveals the existence of a multitude of territories inside of us." --Palais de Tokyo curator Rebecca Lamarche-Vadel

"Stunning photographs transport us to a previously unseen world. . . . [They] also invoke within us a new set of emotions as individual as each of its viewers. What a pleasure." --William H. Frey II, PhD, founder and senior research director of HealthPartners Neurosciences and coauthor of Crying: The Mystery of Tears (from the foreword) Advance Praise for The Topography of Tears "Looking at [Fisher's] photographs feels like staring out a plane window at the passing landscape below." --Studio 360

"A moving depiction of the micro and macro aspects of our emotional lives, and a beautiful means of integrating the often separate realms of science and art." --Refinery29

"An extraordinary take on an otherwise mundane human response." --Medical Daily

"Beautiful." --Good Men Project

"Reveals the existence of a multitude of territories inside of us." --Palais de Tokyo curator Rebecca Lamarche-Vadel

"Stunning photographs transport us to a previously unseen world. . . . [They] also invoke within us a new set of emotions as individual as each of its viewers. What a pleasure." --William H. Frey II, PhD, founder and senior research director of HealthPartners Neurosciences and coauthor of Crying: The Mystery of Tears (from the foreword)

Artist IntroductionForeword by William H. Frey II, PhDForeword by Ann Lauterbach67 black and gray duotone photographs with captionsArtist Afterword: Inspiration Behind the ProjectAcknowledgements

ISBN: 9781942658283
ISBN-10: 1942658281
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 128
Published: 2nd May 2017
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.32 x 20.32  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.34

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