Photography as Self-Therapy: An Introduction for Beginners

© and courtesy Judy WeiserIn 1977, Psychology Today published a short blurb about a growing movement: people who were using photographs to help others. During that decade, consumer cameras became widely accessible and easy to use, and at the same time, psychologists, photography enthusiasts, and more started to explore the potential of taking photographs as a therapeutic tool for helping people of all ages improve their lives. 

One of them was the psychoanalyst Dr. Robert Irwin Wolf, then the clinical director of the Henry Street School, a special education junior and senior high school run by the Henry Street Settlement in New York. “We had a wonderful photography teacher, Nancy Starrels, whom I supervised to enable her to work with our challenging students,” he…

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