Originally posted on James' World:
Photographers are often praised for the visual acuity — their ability to capture both the subtle and sensational beauty living amongst us. But it’s not just their penchant for aesthetic that we should celebrate, it’s photographers’ knack for story telling in its rawest form that makes series like Julia Cybularz’s “The Mathematician” truly compelling.
The homage to Cybularz’s cousin, a Polish emigre named Slawek Kosmala who’s been living with schizophrenia for over 20 years, is a touching documentary-like project that tells — without words — the story of single man’s life experience. Slawek can be seen laying against an aging tree trunk or staring at a sleeping family family member, as Cybularz crafts portraits that penetrate his lonesome exterior.
“I was inspired by Slawek’s unique perspective of the world and his positive approach to his significant challenges,” Cybularz explained to HuffPost. “Slawek…
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