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Young Photographer: “Photography was a form of therapy; probably saved my life.”

The Weekly Flickr 3:15 mins

In this episode of The Weekly Flickr, we profile 20 year-old Christian Hopkins, who used photography as therapy to battle his severe depression. Art is often used as an outlet for creative and emotional expression, and similarly Christian found his release through surreal portraiture. While Christian's story is powerful, there's an incredibly relatable sentiment in his work that mirrors bouts with loneliness, lethargy, and a mental battle with oneself.

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