authors@MIT: Daniel Jackson, Portraits of Resilience
Thursday, March 08, 2018 at 6:00pm
Building N50, The MIT Press Bookstore
301 MASSACHUSETTS AVE, Cambridge, MA 02139
Please join the MIT Press Bookstore in welcoming Daniel Jackson, photographer and Professor of Computer Science at MIT, to discuss and sign copies of Portraits of Resilience. He will be joined by Caterina Colon, Victor Morales, and Sally Lee, individuals who are profiled in the book. This event is free to attend, and copies of the book will be available at a 20% discount.
About Portraits of Resilience:
More than 15 million Americans grapple with depression in a given year, and 40 million are affected by anxiety disorders. And yet these people are often invisible, hidden, unacknowledged. At once a photo essay and a compendium of life stories, Portraits of Resilience brings us face to face with twenty-two extraordinary individuals, celebrating the wisdom they have gained on the frontline of a contemporary battle.
No one is immune to depression or anxiety; all of these narrators achieved success as students, faculty, or staff in the demanding world of MIT. The pressures of a competitive and high-pressure environment will be familiar to many. And the mysterious and overwhelming grip of depression will be recognized by those who have suffered from it. But the search for purpose and meaning that pervades these stories is relevant to everyone. These wise people give us not only solace and reassurance as we face our own challenges, but also the inspiration that challenges can be overcome—and that happiness, while elusive, can eventually be found.