Seeking people with permanent physical disabilities, including but not limited to those who are blind or deaf (or have some other loss of senses), amputees or those with non-functioning limbs, or persons with congenital or neurological disorders such as palsies or leukodystrophies, para/quadriplegics, stroke survivors, those who suffer from MS, MD, or arthritis. Disabilities may have been a result of congenital abnormality, illness, military service, or accident; how it happened matters little to the project. Though I am open to any type of physical, visible disability, at this juncture I am not inviting those with mental disabilities to participate.
Applicants must be willing to be interviewed at least once and be photographed; applicants under the age of 18 will need parental consent to participate in the project, otherwise the project is open to people of all ages, genders, races, and lifestyles. Preferably, applicants live within the city of San Francisco, but surrounding cities are also acceptable. All those selected to participate in the project must sign a Model Release Form which will be provided.
Please email a brief (2-5 sentences) bio of yourself that includes:
- your disability
- how your disability affects your daily life or how it doesn’t
- a list of your hobby/ies, and
- one thing you’re proud of
In the email, please also include your phone number, the city in which you live, and three (3) dates and times in which you are available for an initial phone interview. A photo of yourself attached to the email would also be appreciated, but isn’t mandatory. Note: Applicants will not be paid. This is an opportunity to participate in a meaningful, powerful, unprecedented project with the intention of public gallery display and/or web/print publication.