Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Art Worthy

It's a photography exhibition from the United Kingdom whose gentle mission has universal appeal:

"Look at the individual and not the condition."

Every so often I read descriptions which delicately refer to people who "suffer from Down syndrome".  And every time it makes me laugh because I wonder about the people who seem to "suffer from normalcy".

Join us in watching this slideshow where no one seems to be suffering from anything and where the individual is recognized before the label.

Bailey and the other photographers continue to document new images of Down Syndrome through a generous grant from GlaxoSmithKline in the UK.  To find out more information and see the photographs, visit: shiftingperspectives.org.


Anna said...

I LOVE this, I shared on FB. Im an artist too- Ive done a series of paintings of my little one. I hope to get a few more done, I love the shape of her face, eyes. Thank you for sharing.( I love your quote "suffer from Normalcy"!)

kkstrite said...

Your art is beautiful, Anna. It always leaves me wanting to see more of it! I'd love to see more paintings of your beautiful little girl.

Coleen B said...

I think I would like to see that exhibit in the UK!