When we’re angry, we lose our heads. When we’re surprised, we lose our voices. And when we suffer from migraines, we lose our words. Since the devastation of AIDS, every decade has been associated with a disease, each one defining an aesthetic as well as a society. In this short, pale book, Rachael Jablo offers a visual rhetoric of the migraine in the daily life of a photographer, where a shutter’s subtle click can echo like a bell in one’s head, and where lighting—essential to the medium—is a source of paralyzing physical and psychological pain.
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