Canaries: A Thilde Jensen Photo Essay in the New York Times

Usually, a blog is made up of the blogger’s own work. But for this posting, I’d like to make an exception. Thilde Jensen was a New York City photographer when she was exposed to a number of toxicants and subsequently developed multiple chemical sensitivity. It got so bad she fled the city and for two years had to live outside in the fresh, clean air. Through a recent experimental neural retraining program, she is now able to go out into the world without a respirator, and has resumed her life as a photographer. This is her story, and the story of others she has met who face the isolation and debility of multiple chemical sensitivity… as told through her camera’s lens.

Exposures: Everything Makes Them Sick

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