I was at the Ontario Federation of Cerebral Palsy annual conference a few weeks ago, and at the last minute decided to set up a photo booth during the dance. For a lot of participants this weekend is one of the only times they get to catch up with old friends, so it's always a great party. The weekend included discussions about how seldom we see positive representations of disabled people, so I thought I'd add these happy faces to the internet. Rachel, at left, is a paralympic sprinter competing for Canada. To support her training follow this link!
- Mary Gaudet
- I'm a photojournalist based in Toronto, Canada. I started working in the summer of 2010, shooting for weekly newspapers, magazines, and the web, after a year at Loyalist College in Belleville, Ontario. My background is in anthropology, and graduate studies took me to South America to look at social change and political empowerment. I try to bring together my anthropology and photography studies in my work, since at their best both are about looking closely to find revealing moments, so we can better understand one another's lives.