Photographs by Saul Robbins
January 22, 2013-January 31, 2013
Saul Robbins examines the empty chairs and office surroundings of psychotherapy professionals based in Manhattan, New York, from the point of view of the clients. “From this vantage point I wish to reference the perceptions, associations, and responses to this very private environment, and the work that takes place there,” he says. Robbins’ family includes psychotherapists and he says, “This series stems from the belief that long-term challenges can be resolved by examining patterns in personal and familial history. It grew directly out of my response to one particular therapeutic relationship, and the necessity of questioning the efficacy and treatment of working with that practitioner.”
For this show, the Griffin created an exhibition catalog. It is available in the museum’s online gift shop. It is one of many upcoming Griffin Museum of Photography publications. All books are being designed by Meg Birnbaum.