A View From Inner Turmoil
Struggling with bipolar disorder that would not be diagnosed for years, Robert Herman took to the streets of New York to photograph the loneliness of a city where so many people live by themselves.
Mr. Herman, 57, came to New York in 1976 to study filmmaking and soon found his calling in photography, wandering the city with a camera and a supply of Kodachrome film that captured the oversaturated reds and blues he saw around him. It was a period of emotional turmoil for Mr. Herman, who was hospitalized several times for what was, much later, diagnosed as bipolar disorder.
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