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Publication Date: 
January 1, 2015
Trim Size: 
12.2in. x 1in. x 1in.
About This Item: 
Letter to My Mother , by Branislav Jankic is an impactful look into the lives of , mothers suffering from addiction in the United States. The photographic series and , book was prompted as the artist’s response to the lung cancer diagnosis of his , mother, a former prescription drug and alcohol addict. The painful news brought to , light their affected personal relationship, and the artist realized that many other , families who struggle with addiction, both past and present, must have been , through similar strain and damage. Upon this realization, Jankic set out to find his , not in the literal sense, but through an emotional journey of meeting,  , photographing, and documenting 40 mothers, who had either achieved recovery or , were in treatment, and their children.Published by Silvana Editorale, Letter To My Mother , is available at Rizzoli Bookstore in New York starting June 17th.Proceeds from the book sales will be donated to the Alpha Home in San Antonio, Texas and the Santa Maria Hostel Drug and Addiction Centre in Houston, Texas. Letter To My Mother Is A Visual And Literary Body Of Work Created By Artist Branislav Jankic That Seeks To Raise Awareness Of And Change The Conversation Around Addiction In Order To Lift The Stigma And Create An International Support System For Those Suffering From This Disease. Particularly, Mothers. When The Artists Mother, A Former Prescription Drug And Alcohol Addict, Was Diagnosed With Lung Cancer In November 2012, Jankic, Who Had Experienced His Own Struggles With Addiction Throughout His Teenage Years, Began Writing A Letter To His Mother Expressing His Regrets For Their Dismantled Relationship And His Misunderstanding Of Her Struggles, Hoping To Show Both Love And Forgiveness. On A Quest To Re-asses And Reconcile His Relationship With His Mother After This Painful Diagnosis, He Set Off On A Journey To Bring To The Forefront A Narrative That Is Often Left Hidden To Produce A Dialogue About Motherhood And Addiction Outside Of Its Stereotypically Taboo Associations. He Was Hoping To Find Pieces Of His Mother Amongst Other Mothers Suffering From Addiction In The United States, Which Jankic Considers His Home, Ultimately Creating One Large Amalgamated Portrait Of Her Through Their Photographs And Letters. -- []. Branislav Jankic. Photographs. Bound.

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