Lockdown Lookback Exhibition
Down Syndrome Limerick (DSL) are hosting a photography exhibition! We were delighted to have recently received the Creative Ireland Made in Ireland Grant for our Lockdown Lookback Project. This project enabled people with Down syndrome to tell their story and share their experiences of lockdown and the pandemic. Each participant worked with a professional photographer to take a picture of something which meant something to them during the Covid-19 pandemic. The photographs are displayed at the People’s Museum Limerick and this event is a celebration of our members’ stories and achievements.
Ten people with Down syndrome participated in the event. They had the opportunity to work with Miriam Garcia Mortell (Life In Focus), a fantastic photographer who has been involved in many youth projects previously. The member told their story of something that meant something to them during the pandemic. For some, this was time with family; for others it was learning new skills or exploring new areas. Miriam then captured a photograph with the member, in an effort to tell this story and relay the message to the audience.
These photographs are on public display at the People’s Museum, Limerick.
Dominik Kosicki (Red Paw Media) has created an online virtual gallery and this will be published shortly. This gallery will be available for the whole world to see our fantastic members and to get an insight into the story behind the photograph.
On the 1st December we will celebrate this project at the People’s Museum. Spaces are limited so be sure to book early!