Submissions: Looking Through the Illness

Portraits from Artists for our

“Looking Through the Illness” Project

Portraits of someone with mental illness, a loved one of  someone with MI, portraits of general friendly advocates for change, and portraits of us as a whole collective of creative, artistic, and beautiful creatures.

Concerning our “Looking Through the Illness” project I wanted to make some clarifications.

  • It has to be a portrait with a clear representation of illness in it.
  • It does not have to be a photograph.
  • It does not have to be a portrait of you it can be someone else or fictional.
  • The individual does not have to wear a hospital gown or scrubs in the portrait.
  • The feeling the portriat emotes can be negative, positive or neutral.
  • I will not excet anything that appears to be promoting self harm.
  • I will not except anything that PROMOTES harm to others physically or emotionally.
  • I will not except anything that promotes suicide.

If I have any doubts about your piece I will kindly email you about it and we can work something out.  Despite the project I still am accepting the usual submissions!  And am always happy to see them!

If you have a project idea pitch it to me at Emmaoftheimpact@gmail.com

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Caroline Kotter modeling for Liam Carlton
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Disillusion by Anne Scherer
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Photographer Billy Pops’s portrait of Midnight Starr
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Photographer Billy Pops’s portrait of Midnight Starr
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Photographer Billy Pops’s portrait of Midnight Starr
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By Miles Wolf
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Self Portrait by Sharon Skipper
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“I have been a practicing artist with serious intent for 4 years and I had the audacity to do a self portrait for the first time looking in a mirror after watching the Vincent van Gogh Story on PBS. I started the next day right out of bed and finished with fervor. I looked straight into my eyes and studied who I was for I believe the very first time in honesty and truth. Bed head no make-up in a T-shirt and pj bottoms. I was very proud of the honesty. My family and friends hated it! I didn’t care it was for me and I was thrilled that I faced myself.”- Jennifer “EMILE” Freeman this is her portrait submission!
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“I spend a good deal of my time trying to educate others about struggling with mental health, stigma, health coverage disparity, and the like. “- Bobbi Kravis an artist who suffers from BPD
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Bobbi Kravis
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Bobbi Kravis
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Bobbi Kravis

Concept and Photos by Christian Sherman

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Concept and Photos by Christian Sherman
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Concept and Photos by Christian Sherman
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Photo by Marshal Nye Jr. Model: Emma Retina
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Photo by Marshal Nye Jr. Model: Emma Retina
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Photo by Marshal Nye Jr. Model: Emma Retina
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Photo by Marshal Nye Jr. Model: Emma Retina
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Photo by Christian Sherman
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Photo by Marshal Nye Jr. Model: Emma Retina