Author: Michael Galinsky

A few months ago the Nasher Museum requested some of my mall images for possible inclusion in a show of local North Carolina photography. I was excited to have the work considered because, for the most part, I have not had much contact with the world of galleries and museums. When I first made this work I took it to...

When I run I often compose posts like this in my head. This morning, when I went for a run, I was thinking about some of the hidden ways in which a myriad of systems and connections shape our social sphere and further; how my own decisions, regarding how I choose to interact with these systems, affect my life. I...

People sometimes share their stories with us. I woke up to this one today and it was very moving because it reflected what our hopes were for the film- that it would help people to heal- but that it would also be a work of art. Hi Michael, Today I watched your documentary about Dr. Sarno for the second time. Again it...

"All The Rage" had its theatrical premiere at Cinema Village one year ago, on Friday June 23rd, 2017. On that same day, Dr Sarno passed away. It would have been his 94th birthday. It was difficult to do the Q&A's after we found out because it was not yet public knowledge and yet we wanted to let others know. That...

Jonah Lehrer on The Stories We Tell Ourselves from rumur on Vimeo. Making "All The Rage" was a long and winding path. About 6 years into the process, when I was recovering from a second bout of frustration-induced back pain, I stumbled upon an article in Wired Magazine by Jonah Lehrer called, "Why Science is Failing Us". The article was a...

This morning I had a dream in which I was driving but I could barely see over the dashboard and I couldn’t reach the pedals. I had taken the car out of park and I was slowly rolling backwards in a parking spot. I experienced a mild sense of terror that the car was going to hit something, but I...

This morning my wife and I were talking about how people have a tendency to go down the same paths and repeat the same patterns even though we know what a mistake it can be. The unknown can often feel dangerous even though it also contains the possibility of freedom. As we talked I asked her to picture a crossroads. As...

Last night I went to see Geoff Dyer talk about his Winogrand book at Duke. It was a very interesting talk- during which he focused on a set of images of women walking together- as if they were the same women years apart. When I did my mall project I had a crappy camera and an even crappier lens (I...

This morning as I set out on my ramble through the meadow, I was thinking a lot about judgement and empathy; more specifically about how judgement stifles communication and empathy facilitates it. Think for a moment about how difficult it is to talk to a parent, a teacher, or a boss when you know they are searching your words for...

There is no doubt that we are in a time of outrage and upheaval, much of which is facilitated by the media and it's cousin, social media. This is not a statement of blame, but instead, awareness. I believe the real culprit is an asymmetry in power that the culture can no longer bear. Black Lives Matter, #Metoo, and other...

Last week we had a screening of "All the Rage" in Denver. We worked with Dr. Mark Strom - who studied with Dr. Sarno - to do Q and A in order to get press for the event. The extremely well-regarded Westword writer Michael Roberts interviewed Dr. Strom and ran a great article on the day of the screening. After...

For the past year and a half I have worked full time trying to promote and distribute "All The Rage". Work is a relative term; in our culture we tend to equate work with earning, but the only renumeration I have received from this work is the satisfaction of seeing people heal through experiencing the film. It's pretty much the...