Understanding Stanley will be published in early 2013. It is an entirely original piece of work looking at the world of an individual with autism. There are hundreds of books published each year about autism but are either text-book in style or text-heavy, often only read by people who are already interested in autism.
Understanding Stanley seeks to do something different.
A potent and powerful mix of portraits of Stanley (who was diagnosed with high-functioning autism in 2000) and visual metaphors representing characteristics of autism. The images are supported by quotes from adults who are themselves on the autistic spectrum. The book gives real insight and understanding in a visual way without overloading the reader with too much information, really getting under the skin of what it might be like to be autistic.
The images have been published in the Guardian Weekend Magazine, Photo 8 magazine and publications
in Italy and Germany. It has also been exhibited at the Hereford International Photography Festival and in Paris, Germany and Slovakia. The response has been overwhelmingly supportive and as a result we have made this beautiful book.
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Photographer & mother of Stanley