This large format photobook documents the circumstances and social interactions of a group of families living with disabilities.It was produced as part of the FRANS Families Project to raise awareness of disabilities and much needed funds from its sale by FRANS.
A section of the contents of the FRANS Families book may be viewed in your browser here or on a tablet or mobile here.
The images show achievements and challenges.They capture people engaging in physical activities, close friendships, studying and employment; birthday celebrations, family relationships and family rituals are recorded.Most images were made in the documentary genre without being posed or the environment manipulated; however, each participant was also photographed for a portrait, which was often posed.
One family’s documentation shows the daily routine of caring for a person with complex needs, from early morning to mid-afternoon, to highlight the constant demand placed on families in such situations.In contrast are the remarkable achievements of those who lead full and active lives.
Living with disabilities is different for every person and their family.The text accompanying the photo essays reflects on issues raised during interviews with the participants and their parents.This is their story.It shines a light on their journey and on important achievements or concerns that they wish to share with others.
I encourage you to purchase this photobook to support FRANS.All proceeds go directly to FRANS to provide support to people living with disabilities.I also encourage you to share your copy with friends and family who may have limited or no contact with people living with disabilities.In this way, the community perception of people with disabilities will be improved with each small change in individual attitudes.I could not ask for more.
This book may be purchased directly by contacting FRANS. Please email email@example.com or call +61 2 9797 5315 to order a copy.
All proceeds from the sale of this book will be used to enhance the programs with which FRANS supports people living with a disability.It is a companion book to the FRANS Burwood Coffee Club, which can also be purchased through FRANS.
FRANS Burwood Coffee Club Photobook
This photobook documents the activities of the Burwood Coffee Club, a program coordinated by FRANS Community Access.Community Access programs provide social opportunities for children and adults with low to moderate needs to engage with their peers and the community in a supported and age appropriate group environment.The Burwood Coffee Club is a group for adults older than 25 years where a variety of weekly activities are planned by the participants, offering independence and friendship in a supported social context.
This publication is a result of a documentary project undertaken from November 2012 through to February 2013.The aim was to document the Club’s activities by photographing the participants enjoying the varied program activities, socializing with their friends and interacting with support workers and volunteers.During the project some interviews were recorded with additional comments gathered from the participants to complement the images.
This book may be purchased directly by contacting FRANS.
All proceeds from the sale of this book will be used to enhance the programs with which FRANS supports people living with a disability.It is a companion book to FRANS Families, which can also be purchased through FRANS.