Jeffrey Stockbridge’s Compassionate Photographs of Addiction in North Philadelphia
This excerpt is from “Picturing Addiction,” a part of the Confounding Expectations lecture series, which is presented by Aperture Foundation, and the Photography Program of Parsons School of Design at The New School.
Watch the full talk here: https://youtu.be/WasSwBROFK4
As the current opioid crisis continues to make national headlines, this panel brings together three photographers who are finding new ways of depicting addiction: Nina Berman‘s decades-long project looking at the trauma of addiction and the healing potential of collaborative art; Graham MacIndoe‘s nuanced yet powerful series of self-portraits and environments taken during the years he was addicted to heroin and crack; and Jeffrey Stockbridge’s compassionate photographs taken of those affected by drug addiction and prostitution along Kensington Avenue in North Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. At a moment when 21 million Americans struggle with addiction, photography now plays a key role in shaping our understanding of this crisis. Moderated by Paul Moakley, Special Projects Editor at Time, this panel offers ways in which we can further the conversation beyond what we already know—that America is dealing with its worst addiction epidemic yet.
Participating panelists include Nina Berman, Graham MacIndoe, and Jeffrey Stockbridge.