Joshua Lutz: Hesitating Beauty

“Blending family archives, interviews, and letters with his own photographic images, Lutz spins a seamless and strangely factual (yet unflinchingly fabricated) experience of a life and family consumed by mental illness. Rather than showing us what it looks like, ‘Hesitating Beauty’ plays with our conceptions of reality to show us what it feels like to grapple with a family member’s retreat from lucidity.” The book is out now, and the photography exhibition at ClampArt, NYC, runs from April 11 to May 18, 2013.