"The Same As You" by Photographer Leia Ankers

“The Same As You” by Photographer Leia Ankers

A assortment of visuals by British photographer Leia Ankers. Diagnosed with cerebral palsy at the age of three, Ankers’ collection is informed by her private working experience and the need to alter our perceptions of people with dual sensory impairment and other disabilities.

“Since a younger age I have stigmatised myself through my differences…. It became apparent around time, that daily objects and environments are incredibly essential. We use our senses all the time but most of that is by default and not mindful consciousness. Most of the time we consider our senses for granted.”

The first issue in Ankers’ series is Cordelia who appears in a hydrotherapy pool. Cordelia has cerebral palsy. She is also deaf and blind in a single eye with constrained sight in the other. For Cordelia, the skill to transfer and link with others is important. Even though she can use a wheelchair to shift any where she desires, independence is least complicated for her to obtain in the h2o in which she doesn’t require the help of a wheelchair or carers. The pool is a location of flexibility. It allows her to be found how she wants to be.

Michelle appears in Ankers’ series with a history participant in her bed room. Born in the age of Rubella, Michelle was 1 of the several infants born without the need of eyes or ears. She has had operations to restore some of her hearing and music is a person of her favourite matters. Setting up her record player, Michelle initially touches her drawers for assist and then raises her other arm to truly feel the place the player is. She always plugs it into the second socket of her adapter. Then to obtain the vinyl she desires, she feels the circle sticker to figure out it by means of the texture.

See far more photographs from “The Exact As You” under.

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