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Oliver Hellowell sees the world differently from most people, and he translates his distinct outlook into art. The 18-year-old, who lives in Somerset, England, and has Down syndrome, developed an interest in photography around the age of 11. After watching his stepfather, Mike, take pictures, he wanted to try it for himself, according to his Facebook page. It didn’t take [...]

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