About the Book
The aim of STIGMA is to challenge people's points of view regarding mental illness.
Through the medium of art, photography, film and creative writing our mission is to show people that mental illness is indeed a 'real' illness, something that needs to be respected and understood on a deeper level – after all 1 in every 4 people will suffer from a form of mental illness at one point in their lives.
Proceeds from the sales of STIGMA are donated to SANE, a UK-wide charity set up to improve the quality of life for people affected by mental illness.
SANE raise awareness, combat stigma about mental illness, provide care and support for people with mental health problems, their families and carers. They also initiate research into the causes and treatments of serious mental illness such as schizophrenia and depression and the psychological and social impact of mental illness.
Born in Paris, France, Nicolas Laborie is an experienced photographer based in London. In recent years his ever evolving private work has led him to the medium of film and video. This is proving to be a perfect arena to showcase his passion for social commentary and poetic vision. Nicolas`s films/video art come from his heart, influenced by the emotions of daily of life, he weaves complex tales concerning the romantic concerns of happiness, love and sufferance. For more information and to view my photographic work go to www.nicolaslaborie.com www.nicolaslaboriefilms.com