Over the summer of 2008, ten newcomers to digital photography, each with their own personal experience of mental illness, learned to use Nikon Cool Pix L14 cameras and set out to capture images that reflected their thoughts about work.
From their hundreds of photos, each photographer chose 2-5 images for the exhibit and prepared their personal stories, or narratives, to explain each image. The group then collectively organized the pieces and identified four themes: Barriers to Work, Stigma and Discrimination, What Helps to Support Work and Mental Health, and Hopes and Aspirations for Work. Their work was first exhibited at the IPO Gallery in Ottawa for a month in January 2009.
For bios of the photographers, click here.
The Working with the Whole Picture- Phase One images with their narratives are available for purchase. Images are unframed, open edition prints in matte finish and are available in 3 sizes. A bilingual coffee table book of the photos and narratives is also for sale. All proceeds from the sales go back into sustaining the non-profit public awareness initiatives of this project.
Orders must be pre-paid and can be made by mail, phone, email or fax. See the order forms for more details.
Section One: Barriers to Work
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