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THIS-ABILITY Photography Contest
Open to all amateur or professional photographers who can portray a snapshot of a disabled person’s life. The photographic entry should celebrate the sitter’s uniqueness, their story and character, encouraging participants to see disabled persons and disability in a new way.
Challenging stereotypes surrounding disability
Disability is much more than blue badges. The term ‘disability’ is broad and encompasses both visible and non-visible conditions. Did you know that in the UK Dyslexia, Diabetes, Sight loss, Hearing loss, Stammer, Anxiety and Depression are all considered disabilities under the Equality Act 2010?
This award aims to challenge the stereotyping of disabled persons by highlighting that each of us is an individual. Through photography we celebrate our individuality, allowing others to see the disability as one of many aspects that make up a person’s unique identity.
Your photography entry
You may have a disability and want to submit an image of yourself. You may want to photograph someone you live with or work with or someone in your community. You don’t have to be a professional photographer, but make sure you take good, high-resolution shots. Each entry should consist of three themed images that portray the unique character and story of the person. The judges are looking for visual impact and originality.
The submissions will be selected by the following judges:
Adrian Ward -Senior Disability Consultant – Business Disability Forum
Aris Kourkoumelis – Photographic Historian Brandei Estes -Head of Photography, Sotheby’s Francesca Filippini – Head of Development, Photographers’ Gallery
Michael Pritchard – Chief Executive, The Royal Photographic Society
Mike Birbeck – FRPS FDP – President, Disabled Photographers’ Society
Neil Kenlock – Social documentary photographer
Simon Tovee – Chair MPS Disability Staff Association
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