'In A Sense' tells the story of 12-year-old Alfred, who lives with Asperger syndrome.
When Alfred grows up, he wants to teach people about his condition. The purpose of this work, was to explore Asperger's through Alfred's eyes, thus giving him a voice to teach. The project was born after I took a series of pictures of Alfred earlier that year (2015) and discovered that he felt shocked and disempowered by my pictures as they didn't offer enough context. I decided to ask if he would work with me to tell his story. Alfred not only worked with me but gave me creative opportunities beyond what I could achieve on my own. Alfred and I have plans to continue his story so we can record the changes as he grows towards adulthood.
I can't wait.
Every one of us will be touched by mental illness at some point in our life, either directly or through someone who is close to us. Head Talks believe there is no single path to mental wellbeing and that people can be helped in finding what works for them through information, inspiration and discussion.
By hosting short talks with psychiatrists, academics, yogis, authors, meditation experts, politicians, nutritionists, those who have struggled with and met the challenge of mental illness, and many others with a keen interest in the mind, Head Talks wants to enable each of us to build our own personal toolbox to support mental wellbeing and stay mentally fit.
By bringing these thoughts and discussions into the open, they aim to help lift the stigma that surrounds mental illness.
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