Portraits of the Human Spirit: Lessons in Living

http://www.portraitsofthehumanspirit. com An online book and multimedia project

These online photo essays profile seven individuals who have challenged adversity with extraordinary spirit. Photography can help people to look at themselves-the visual is such a direct line to the unconscious. These portraits help all of us to recognize that we, too, have the capacity to do more with our lives than we ever thought possible.

Joel Walker is a photographer and psychiatrist based in Toronto. Early in his career he discovered the power of photographs in therapy and pioneered a treatment method based on photo images.