In Situ Photo Project – 23 September – 7 October 2016
‘Our Voices’ depicts the life stories of a group of people living with disability
in Christchurch, New Zealand. Through experience, after immigrating
to New Zealand from Colombia, photographer Janneth Gil found her cultural
views and understanding of people with special needs challenged and came
to realize that their hopes and dreams were not dissimilar from her own.
The goal of ‘Our Voices’ is to educate people about the lives of those with
disabilities and their support networks. Janneth’s belief is that this
education will lead to more open, tolerant and equal communities
that celebrate difference rather than stigmatize it.