Specials is the start of some work with a group of girls who have down syndrome or other learning disabilities. While different to other teenage girls they also have much in common. They talk of boyfriends, make up, clothes and shoes. They laugh, wonder of the future, compete, have anxieties and questions.
Like in my previous work with girls in the streets of Brazil those very special girls for different reasons can’t explore their femininity freely or in obvious ways.
The few girls photographed so far work with a great dance teacher, Susie Bianchi who as well as dance movements explores with them a sense of self esteem, pride for their bodies and confidence.
THIS IS AN ONGOING PROJECT