Ipseity, by Pierre Van de Vliert

Netherlands

Where do you stand when you have a mental disability? Are you considered a full person or are you just second rate?

When you know that you are different and you can't keep up, both mentally and physically,

with most other people but would like to do what everybody else is able to do, it brings internal conflict and frustration.

This series is about the feelings of a young man with Downs syndrome who is on the outside very cheerful, but struggles with these feelings on the inside.

'Sometimes you need to come to a stop, to take a few steps back, to contemplate your work and if it really makes you happy. This caused me to go back to the old handmade crafts in photography and i'm loving it ever since.'

 

www.pierrevandevliert.com

Location: Fábrica de Cal Garbat. Mossén Jacint Verdaguer, 8. Vilassar de Dalt