“The Similar As You” by Photographer Leia Ankers


A number of photographs by British photographer Leia Ankers. Identified with cerebral palsy on the age of three, Ankers’ sequence is knowledgeable by her private expertise and the will to vary our perceptions of individuals with twin sensory impairment and different disabilities.

“Since a younger age I’ve stigmatised myself via my variations…. It grew to become obvious over time, that on a regular basis objects and environments are essential. We use our senses on a regular basis however most of that’s by default and never acutely aware consciousness. More often than not we take our senses as a right.”

The primary topic in Ankers’ sequence is Cordelia who seems in a hydrotherapy pool. Cordelia has cerebral palsy. She can also be deaf and blind in a single eye with restricted sight within the different. For Cordelia, the power to maneuver and join with others is vital. Whereas she will be able to use a wheelchair to maneuver anyplace she desires, independence is best for her to attain within the water the place she doesn’t require the assist of a wheelchair or carers. The pool is a spot of freedom. It permits her to be seen how she desires to be.

Michelle seems in Ankers’ sequence with a report participant in her bed room. Born within the age of Rubella, Michelle was one of many many infants born with out eyes or ears. She has had operations to revive a few of her listening to and music is one in every of her favorite issues. Establishing her report participant, Michelle first touches her drawers for assist after which raises her different arm to really feel the place the participant is. She at all times plugs it into the second socket of her adapter. Then to search out the vinyl she desires, she feels the circle sticker to acknowledge it via the feel.

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