Mood Disorder documents the propagation of a photograph of David Horvitz across the internet. The image—a self portrait of the artist with his head in his hands, ocean waves crashing in the background—was initially uploaded to the Wikimedia Commons, and placed on various Wikipedia pages. From there, the image began to circulate, appearing on over a hundred websites as a “stock” photo to illustrate articles on a wide range of mental health and wellness issues.
With a text by Ed Steck. Co-published by Chert and Motto Books, Berlin. Designed by The Future.
Soft Cover, Staple bound, 35 × 25 cm, 72 Pages, First Edition, New Documents 2015