A new photography exhibition by women with disability aims to challenge our preconceptions of women’s bodies. Showcasing feminist self-portraits of six women, Through my eyes addresses limiting and negative assumptions of disability.
The exhibition is the culmination of a series of workshops facilitated by Diane Macdonald, a PhD candidate at Black Dog Institute and the School of Psychiatry, UNSW Sydney. Ms Macdonald is investigating whether photography can change the way we view and think about disability.
“Women with disability face participation barriers that adversely affect their health, income levels and access to education and employment,” Ms Macdonald says.