Penarth photography agency helps publish book on life living with MS
3:32pm Tuesday 1st October 2013 in News
A PENARTH based development agency for photography has published a book of images depicting the life of someone living with Multiple Sclerosis.
Ffotogallery, which is based at local art gallery Turner House is collaborating with Detroit based photographer Patricia Lay-Dorsey to produce unique publication, Falling into Place.
Lay-Dorsey was diagnosed with chronic progressive Multiple Sclerosis in 1988, and in 2008 began taking daily self portraits with the intention of showing from the inside the day-to-day life of a person with a disability
The images offer a narrative about the artist’s daily life which is both moving and offers a fascinating inside perspective.
It is designed by Victoria Forrest, and includes texts by David Drake, director of Ffotogallery, among others.
Lay-Dorsey hopes to distribute to schools and disability rights organisations in the UK and USA.
To achieve this, Ffotogallery have launched a campaign, Kickstarter, to contribute towards printing and distribution costs.
It is aiming to add 5,000 dollars to the 15,000 dollars it has already raised.
David Drake said: “Ffotogallery is very proud to be publishing Falling into Place. In these self portraits Patricia has succeeded in producing an eloquent illustration of a life lived with disability, which will resonate far beyond the usual photographic audience.”
For more on the campaign see http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2074170015/falling-into-place-a-photography-book-about-living
The Ffotogalery website is www.ffotogallery.org