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.
Here is a (by no means exhaustive) list of invisible illnesses and conditions
· Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
· Fibromyalgia and Chronic Myofascial Pain
· Depression, Anxiety, Panic Disorder
· Digestive Disorders (such as; IBS, Colitis, Crohns)
· Migraine, tinnitus
· Lyme Disease
· Multiple Sclerosis
Thanks for reading,