Psychoanalysts

I was able to get access into the offices of about twenty psychoanalysts practicing in New York City (one was in Westchester). The stereotyped image of the psychoanalyst as a rather authoritarian figure has been replaced by a number of presentations of self. This coincides with an increased diversity of ways of working. These images show how Freud’s notion of a “blank screen” is a myth.

 

The photographs shown are a selection of images drawn from the larger series. 

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Freud's Heir

Freud's Heir

Deadly Serious

Deadly Serious

Happy

Happy

At the Desk

At the Desk

Colorful and Warm

Colorful and Warm

Neat and Organized

Neat and Organized

Open

Open

Lots of Stuff

Lots of Stuff

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