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People with autism put their pictures on display
10:51am Tuesday 9th October 2012 in News
AN exhibition of photographs taken by young adults with autism has gone on display.
The You See What I See project involved seven people working alongside professional photographers, Mark and Neil Hickson, to help break down their own personal barriers.
One young man involved in the project, who was nervous of the outdoors, stepped outside to take photograph the sky and the ground.
Project manager Fran Hunnisett said: “They all took part in a series of workshops that were structured to provide a supported introduction to photography that was designed so that they moved from impersonal to more personal as the sessions went on.
“We started with lines and shapes and finished with people.
“After they had finished, we talked about the photographs, which was really interesting as one of the conditions associated with autism is difficulty in communication, and they were all really enthused about their work which was why we decided to turn it into an exhibition.”
People can visit the exhibition during opening hours at Stockton Central Library until Saturday, October 27.