Faces of Caring Exhibition


I did write a big post here but somehow I managed to delete without realising; publish it and then realise so I could not press undo….. don’t you hate it when that happens?!

Anyhow the Faces of Caring exhibition is a photographic exhibition curated by the lovely Katherine Sparks of netbuddy, a free community where all those involved in the care of those with learning disabilities and autism can access and share helpful information.

The aim is to shine a light on those who provide support to those with these disabilities and to highlight the very human side of caring and disability.

I contacted netbuddy about an arts project I am working on to show the realities of living with autism in the family, The Autism Project and after seeing my work I was asked if I would be interested in taking part in the Faces of Caring exhibition.  As a parent of a child with special needs as well as being a photographer and artist I immediately agreed.

My contribution features below and shows an intimate moment between my children, a time when my disabled son (who rarely shows his sister real affection) is being affectionate and caring towards his younger sister.  This is particularly striking as it is his little sister, who at the age of 2 has taken on a type of caring role, teaching him, helping him get dressed and generally trying to look after him and yet in this image, it is she who looks vacant.

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The Faces of Caring exhibition is on this Friday 15TH November 2013at THE HUB AT 47-49 TANNER STREET, LONDON SE1 3PL.

 

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