Monday, 19 March 2018 12:27

Breathtaking Portraits Shed A Different Light On People With Down Syndrome

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3/21 is World Down Syndrome Day. To celebrate, Finnish photographer Veikko Kähkönen teamed up with FAIDD (The Finnish Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities) to produce extraordinary pictures of people with Down syndrome.

The aim of the campaign was to inspire, raise awareness, and shed a different light on Down syndrome. People with Down syndrome are seldom represented in the media as powerful, strong, and confident. This was something these images wanted to change.

The models were asked to tell the photographer how they would like to be portrayed in a picture, and the results turned out to be full of emotion and strength. An inspiring video was made of the whole project, watch it with English subtitles below.

A Finnish website Oonupee was also set up to reveal the full set of pictures, and to encourage people to donate for an employment program for disabled youth.

More info: worlddownsyndromeday.org
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