Wednesday, December 30, 2009

I Thought I Could Fly, Photographs by Charlee Brodsky, American Jewish Museum, Pittsburgh PA

Showing at the American Jewish Museum

Photographs by Charlee Brodsky
January 11-March 31, 2010

Charlee Brodsky's photographs are paired with narratives by individuals conveying personal experiences with mental illness. A short film with interviews of people whose narratives are in the exhibit brings to life their experiences regarding coping mechanisms, acceptance and recovery. The exhibit is traveling to southwestern Pennsylvania venues throughout 2010.

Opening reception
Thursday, January 14 * 7-9 PM
5738 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15217

7:30 pm: Discussion with Charlee Brodsky, photographer; Joni Schwager, Staunton Farm Foundation Executive Director; Carol Anderson, Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh; and contributors to the book I Thought I Could Fly: Portraits of Anger, Compulsion and Despair

Fine, Perlow and Weis Gallery * Events are free and open to the public.

This exhibition is made possible by the Staunton Farm Foundation. Additional support is provided by the Fine Foundation and Western Psychiatric Institute & Clinic. Major funding for the American Jewish Museum is provided by the Anna L. and Irene V. Caplan Fund of the United Jewish Federation. Additional funding is provided by the Allegheny Regional Asset District and the Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts, a Program of the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts. Media sponsorship is provided by WDUQ 90.5 FM.

For more information about the exhibit, visit <> , or contact Melissa Hiller, AJM Director, at (412) 521-8011, ext. 105, or via email at

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