Photographers With Down Syndrome Show the World Their Perspectives


We’ve seen photo projects with people with Down syndrome as the subject, but one photo competition is turning the camera around.

The My Perspective international photography competition, held by the the Down’s Syndrome Association in the U.K., is a competition for photographers who have Down syndrome.

The annual competition began in 2010. This year, it received more than 250 entries from all across the world, including Greece, Japan, New Zealand and America, according to a press release sent to The Mighty. So far, 25 shortlisted images (below) have been announced. A panel of experts will now judge the remaining photographs, and winners will be announced in June.

The Down’s Syndrome Association launched the project in partnership with the Shifting Perspectives project, a photographer collective made up of parents of children with Down syndrome.

For many of the artists whose work is shown below, it’s an exciting chance to show the world a glimpse of their perspectives.

Check out the 25 shortlisted for the award below:

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“Harbour Tree” by Ailbhe McGill via the Down’s Syndrome Association
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“A Journey that Never Ends” by Carlow Biggemann via the Down’s Syndrome Association
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“Journey to a New World” by Chris Diedo via the Down’s Syndrome Association
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“Spring Lambs” by Daniel Geeson via the Down’s Syndrome Association
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“Ready for a Ride” by Daniel Harrison via the Down’s Syndrome Association
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“Big Rock, Big Landscape” by David Cormack via the Down’s Syndrome Association
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“Misty Minster” by David Kenward via the Down’s Syndrome Association
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“Sunrise, Gorges du Verdon” by Edward Phippen via the Down’s Syndrome Association
Emily-Buck-The-Old-Tree
“The Old Tree” by Emily Buck via the Down’s Syndrome Association
Gabriel-Dodds-The-Top-of-Sugar-Loaf-Mountain
“The Top of Sugar Loaf Mountain” by Gabriel Dodds via the Down’s Syndrome Association
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“Winscar Reservoir Sunset” by Jabbar Jamil via the Down’s Syndrome Association
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“Swimming with Frogs” by Klay Green via the Down’s Syndrome Association
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“Bird” by Kosmas Karikas via the Down’s Syndrome Association
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“Coco” by Kyle McKay via the Down’s Syndrome Association
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“Shadow Stories” by Lillie Davies via the Down’s Syndrome Association
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“Still Life with a Flower” by Nathan Ebuehi via the Down’s Syndrome Association
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“Cliffs of Moher” by Niamh Casey via the Down’s Syndrome Association
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“Blue Sky” by Rachel Ireland via the Down’s Syndrome Association
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“Kitten in Window” by Robbie Snowden via the Down’s Syndrome Association
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“Blue Body” by Rory Davies via the Down’s Syndrome Association
Sita-Dommett-Raindrops-on-Spring-Flowers
“Raindrops on Spring Flowers” by Sita Dommett via the Down’s Syndrome Association
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“Cheeky Robin” by Steven Padmore via the Down’s Syndrome Association
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“Hello” by Takeo Niikura via the Down’s Syndrome Association
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“The Park” by Takis Koumentakis via the Down’s Syndrome Association
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“Alliance” by Tim Beale via the Down’s Syndrome Association

For updates on the winner, check the Down’s Syndrome Association’s website.

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