Skeleton in the Closet: Eating Disordered Lives

Confessions and shared empathies

Review by Grady Harp

Fritz Liedtke is a professional photographer and artist whose museum quality work has gained him high ranking in the world of important contemporary artists. But Fritz Liedtke is also a humanitarian as this profoundly beautiful and sensitive book asserts. Before opening the windows on to the lives of the people he has studied, interviewed and photographed over the past eight years, each of whom is struggling with a life of eating disorders, he shares his own history of his conflict with anorexia – a brief though touching insight into the inner sanctum of people who share his dysfunction. The book then introduces a Foreword by Gina Ochsner who further elucidates the concept of eating disorders, providing an informed introduction to the pages that follow. Continue reading