I Thought I Could Fly: Portraits of Anguish, Compulsion, and Despair
Bellevue Literary Press
A tree’s bare limbs against a grey sky, a young woman’s vintage slip, the view beneath
a bridge’s span. Charlee Brodsky’s stark black and white photographs combine with a
concise collection of moving personal narratives to form an eloquent ensemble of tragedy
and hope in the struggle to cope with mental illness.
"Evocative images, eloquent testimony--a frank and often inspiring exploration of the
experience of mental illness."
--Peter D. Kramer, author of Freud: Inventor of the Modern Mind and Listening to Prozac
Charlee Brodsky is a documentary photographer and a professor of photography at
Carnegie Mellon University.