When the medical journal The Lancet asked Matthieu Zellweger to photograph any psychiatric condition that intrigued him, he thought of a close friend who has been living with bipolar disorder. He knew how his friend lamented that it was an “invisible handicap” that you couldn’t just snap out of, as some well-meaning but frustrated people would suggest. But Mr. Zellweger also recognized something in his friend that led him to propose a photo essay on bipolar disorder.  Read more at The New York Times…

Image: Elisabeth, who requested to be identified only by her given name, worked with Mr. Zellweger to portray the idea that manic phases induce a whirlwind of ideas, feelings and sensations, which leave her exhausted even though some could be lighthearted. Geneva, January 2018. [By Matthieu Zellweger/Haytham-Rea]