22 October, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Portraits of Psychoanalysts in their Office
New York-based psychoanalyst and photographer, Mark Gerald, uses text and images to form a complex portrait of psychoanalysis today in his latest publication In the Shadow of Freud’s Couch: Portraits of Psychoanalysts in Their Office (2019). It is the culmination of the author’s 15-year project of photographing psychoanalysts in their offices across 27 cities and 10 countries.
Part memoir, part history, part case study, and part self-analysis, there is a diversity of analysts: male and female and old-school and contemporary. Starting with Freud’s iconic office, the book explores how the growing diversity in both analysts and patient groups, and changes in schools of thought have been reflected in these intimate spaces, and how the choices analysts make in their office arrangements can have real effects on treatment.
Mark Gerald is a psychoanalyst and a photographer. He has two Masters degrees in Psychology from Columbia University and a PhD in Psychology from New York University. His project, “In the Shadow of Freud’s Couch: Photographic Portraits of Psychoanalysts in Their Offices” has been displayed in New York and in Athens, Greece and has been reviewed in The New York Times, Internazionale, and The Journal of Psychoanalytic Psychology.