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Photos taken by contributor Savannah Condon, a 22-year-old traveling photographer who is currently residing in London, England. Savannah suffers from Bipolar Disorder. She has been on and off of various medications since she was 13. Savannah has had a passion for photography and art since she was very young, which makes it the perfect therapeutic tool for her. She especially loves creating self-portraits because she has difficulty explaining her feelings with words. Her self-portraits are raw expressions of feelings that she, along with many other people, experience on a regular basis.
About these photos: “This is the beginning of a photographic journey that entails the exploration of the deep-rooted stigma of mental illness. My images are based on personal experiences I’ve had or seen my close friends and family deal with. The mind is intricate and marvelous- and sometimes is quick to close when confronted with harsh realities. My only hope is that you keep your mind and heart open while viewing these images. And to never stop questioning ‘the way things are.’”
Find more from Savannah at her website, and on Instagram @savannahhbananaa
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