Photographers with Disabilities
Photographer’s with Disabilities – PWD - is a newly formed group set up to encourage disabled people to take up the hobby of photography and to support and encourage those already involved in the hobby. The group is open to all, not only disabled people.
PWD has an active website www.photographerswithdisabilities.com here can be found an active gallery where members can display their work, it provides a forum where photographers can discuss any issue related to photography and also seek support from other members.
A display of members work can be seen within the permanent display of work by disabled artists at the Vassal Centre in Bristol, this also acts as a shop window as work can also be sold here.
The group runs regular studio days at a variety of locations within the Bristol area, here members are encouraged to develop their skills taking portraits and still life photographs, where appropriate supported by the non-disabled members of the group. Weekly Photoshop sessions are another regular feature of the group, again run within an accessible environment.
The group intends to raise funds to open an accessible studio initially in Bristol and, as the membership grows to open further studios and facilities around the country.
Although based within the Bristol area the group is open to members nationally, anyone wanting further details should contact the PWD by emailing us at Ainfo@photographerswithdisabilities.com