Strength in Disorder

Photography - Series


Olivia Johnston
t: 613-304-8406

Student: Olivia Johnston School: School of the Photographic Arts: Ottawa Instructor: Michael Tardioli

Eating disorders are characterized by extreme emotions, attitudes, and behaviours surrounding weight and food; these are incredibly serious, potentially life-threatening conditions that affect day-to-day life a great deal. This project explores the tension between true beauty – that is, inner strength, intelligence, vitality and confidence – and indescribable suffering. Rather than just a group of individual portraits, these photographs aim to present a portrait of beauty in the face of incredible mental and emotional distress.