"The Same As You" by Photographer Leia Ankers

A assortment of images by British photographer Leia Ankers. Identified with cerebral palsy at the age of a few, Ankers’ sequence is knowledgeable by her particular knowledge and the wish to modify our perceptions of folks with dual sensory impairment and other disabilities.

“Since a young age I have stigmatised myself through my differences…. It turned clear above time, that every day objects and environments are incredibly crucial. We use our senses all the time but most of that is by default and not aware consciousness. Most of the time we consider our senses for granted.”

The 1st issue in Ankers’ collection is Cordelia who appears in a hydrotherapy pool. Cordelia has cerebral palsy. She is also deaf and blind in one particular eye with confined sight in the other. For Cordelia, the means to move and hook up with other folks is significant. Even though she can use a wheelchair to shift anyplace she desires, independence is best for her to reach in the water exactly where she doesn’t require the assistance of a wheelchair or carers. The pool is a spot of freedom. It enables her to be viewed how she wants to be.

Michelle appears in Ankers’ sequence with a document participant in her bedroom. Born in the age of Rubella, Michelle was 1 of the quite a few toddlers born without eyes or ears. She has experienced operations to restore some of her listening to and tunes is just one of her favourite points. Setting up her document participant, Michelle initial touches her drawers for aid and then raises her other arm to truly feel where by the player is. She generally plugs it into the second socket of her adapter. Then to find the vinyl she wishes, she feels the circle sticker to figure out it through the texture.

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