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Lay Her Down Upon Her Back
Róisín White


Lay Her Down Upon Her Back

Lay Her Down Upon Her Back
Róisín White 
Witty Books

Designed by Tommaso Tanini
Essay by Benedetta Casagrande

Edition of 600
200 Pages
120 × 180 mm
ISBN 9791280177353

Bringing together the artist’s own photographs, found archival material, handmade drawings, oral accounts and extracts from literature, Lay Her Down Upon Her Back looks at the history of medical mistreatment and uneven power relations between male doctors and female patients through a type of photography where evidence itself plays the role of symptom. For both in photography and in hysteria it is the surface that carries meaning and depth, providing the space onto which meaning plays out.

Winner of Landskrona Foto & Breadfield Dummy Award 2022. 1

About the Artist

Róisín White is a visual artist based in Dublin, working primarily with photography while incorporating drawing, sculpture, and collage into her practice. Róisín holds a BA (Hons) in Photography from DIT, and certificates in Ceramics and Sculpture from NCAD. 2

About the Publisher

Witty Books is an independent publishing house that aims to promote contemporary photography and visual arts. Was founded in 2012 with the name of Witty Kiwi by Tommaso Parrillo. 3

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