Photographing Invisible Illness

I am embarking on an interesting new project on the subject of 'invisible illness' and how certain illnesses are misunderstood and under-recognised within society because they are not outwardly visible.

I will be looking for people to photograph in the West Cornwall area who consider themselves to have an invisible illness or disability and would be willing to explore that in a visual way. 

We all owe it to each other to use whatever means possible to make our voices heard, raise awareness, challenge assumptions and create a world in which illnesses that are not immediately apparent are treated in the same way as illnesses that are visible. 

 

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Here is a (by no means exhaustive) list of invisible illnesses and conditions

·         Arthritis

·         Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

·         ME

·         Fibromyalgia and Chronic Myofascial Pain

·         Depression, Anxiety, Panic Disorder

·         Diabetes 

·         Digestive Disorders (such as; IBS, Colitis, Crohns)

·         Migraine, tinnitus

·         Lupus

·         Lyme Disease

·         Multiple Sclerosis
 

 

Thanks for reading,

Rebecca