Photographer with special needs Isabelle
Photographer with special needs Isabelle Lim’s ‘Living with Grace’ photo essay, co-created with Tham Yin May, was inspired by her elderly grandmother’s resilience, having lived well in her silver years, the photo essay depicts her grandmother’s daily life and showcases her unseen strengths of self-reliance, determination and ability. The elderly, much like the disabled, are often stereotyped as infirm and helpless.
Born with Nager Syndrome, Isabelle’s hearing disabilities have enabled her to become more observant and intuitive as a photographer, bringing out the beauty of the ordinary by capturing moments of people’s lives – from their interaction with the surroundings to their candid facial expressions and body language.
The photo essay aims to shed light on people with special needs and their profound abilities to live meaningfully. Isabelle believes her grandmother is a prime example of living with grace and stoicism, even in old age.
A hand-picked photograph titled ‘At Ease’ from the ‘Living With Grace’ series will be on display at HereNow, SPRMRKT Daily (41 Robertson Quay Level 1) from 23rd to 30th November 2017, alongside a silent video of the photo essay.
november 23 (Thursday) - 30 (Thursday)