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On Divorce

"This poignant representation of divorce tackles a transformative life event, and largely taboo topic, through fine photographic portraits and honest personal narratives."

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“Everyone wants to talk about weddings (especially the table plans and the speeches); few can bear to consider divorce. Like death, divorce happens somewhere far offstage, an unmentionable and fear inducing rebuke to all that we would want to believe of ourselves and the dangers we face.” So opens On Divorce, an innovative anthology of portraits and personal texts that explore a taboo subject with honesty and grace.

Published by The School of Life, an “enterprise which offers good ideas for everyday living”, Harry Borden’s photographs were taken and curated over the course of two years to create an authentic, rounded representation of divorcees, accompanied by honest accounts of the experience of divorce from couples and their children. 

Here we read of couples who fell out of love, and individuals whose spouse left them for someone else. Then there’s the woman who was with the wrong man and came to realise, “I don’t need to wait for someone to come and rescue me like Rapunzel, stuck in a tower. I can let down my own hair.”

Shot-through with empathy, understanding and compassion, On Divorce is an inclusive, enlightening to me. 

Joanne Owen

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