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Skeleton in the Closet is a series of intimate portraits, by artist Fritz Liedtke, of men and women struggling with the secrets of anorexia, bulimia, binge-eating disorder and EDNOS (eating disorders not otherwise specified).

Combining photographs and text, it creates a powerful narrative of what it’s like to live with – and leave behind – an eating disorder.

Here’s a little excerpt from Fritz’s introduction to Skeleton in the Closet:

“I’ve seen thinner.” The woman looking at these photographs paused, closed the book.

“It’s true,” I replied. “Some of these men and women are healthy now. Some are very sick, and yet look healthy. Some, even with anorexia and bulimia, can be quite heavy. And some people who look quite normal—people you know, even—have an eating disorder hidden in their history.”

Source: Fritz Liedtke


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