MOTHER'S THERAPY by Mathias de Lattre
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MOTHER'S THERAPY by Mathias de Lattre
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Title Mother's Therapy
Author(s)/Editor(s) Mathias de Lattre
Publisher The Eriskay Connection
Pages 136
Dimensions 240 x 303 mm
Format Softcover
Year 2021

Around ten years ago, Mathias de Lattre’s interest in psychedelics led him to begin researching psilocybin, the naturally occurring hallucinogenic substance produced by around 180 species of fungus. He had the intuition that such mushrooms might constitute an alternative to the psychiatric treatment his mother, who had been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, was receiving. His search took him from the prehistoric painted caves in France and traditional medicinal practices in the Peruvian jungle, to scientists researching psilocybin in London and Zurich. Through texts and images, ‘Mother’s Therapy’ brings together science and humanity, providing context for his mother’s “cure”.

With contributions from:

Remi Coignet
Olivier Chambon
Jacques Mabit
Vincent Verroust

About Mathias de Lattre:

Mathias de Lattre lives and works in Paris (FR). As the valedictorian graduate from the Icart-Photo school in 2012, he started his career making portraits for the press. He then gradually shifted to still life, especially for the luxury industry, and teaches photography at various American universities. His personal portraiture and landscape projects have been exhibited in Paris and Brussels and his work published in numerous magazines. Mother’s Therapy is de Lattre’s first published photo book.