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A Story to Tell – Foto Expositie over 11 mannen en jongens in Den Haag

Having an eating disorder is worldwide associated with ‘young girls who just want to be thin’. This false assumption brings that an important group is being widely missed: males. For the first time, 11 men, affected by either anorexia, bulimia, NOS or binge eating disorder, speak up about their hidden struggles. Starting with the first exhibition from the 5th of July at the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague.

„You don’t really fit in… You don’t fit into the group of normal people, because you’re anorexic. And you don’t fit with those affected by anorexia, because you’re a man”– Thomas (21).

How is it to be affected by an eating disorder, as a male? With this broad question Austrian photographer Mafalda Rakoš and Dutch journalist Ruben de Theije teamed up to create the international project A Story To Tell. Many encounters and interviews with eleven men, from both The Netherlands, Austria and Germany, now resulted in the first exhibition on display in The Hague, starting on the 5th of July, followed by an exhibition in Hamburg, starting on the 10th of October. Meanwhile a photobook is in production waiting to be published later this year.

Throughout both the journalistic and photographic approach, A Story To Tell gives an intimate, unique and shocking insight in the head of men affected by eating disorders. It focuses on the true conflicts in the intersection of social expectations and big emotions; conflicts that lie at the heart of the experiences the protagonists wanted to share– Hidden stories that have never been shown before. These men have At Story To Tell.

Royal Academy of Art, The Hague
Prinsessegracht 4, 2514 AN Den Haag
 
Official opening: 5th of July from 17:00
Duration: 6.7.2019–11.7.2019
Opening Hours: 11–19:00
www.mafaldarakos.com

Bezoekadres en informatie:

Bezoekadres en informatie:

Royal Academy of Art, The Hague
Prinsessegracht 4, 2514 AN Den Haag
 
Official opening: 5th of July from 17:00
Duration: 6.7.2019–11.7.2019
Opening Hours: 11–19:00
www.mafaldarakos.com

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