Life Thru a Lens is a visual art project that shows what living with Duchenne is like – told in photographs by those whose lives are directly affected.
The project enabled a group of young men from all over the UK to work with cameras and photography software to produce a unique portfolio of images, documenting the opportunities, challenges and truth of living a life with Duchenne.
Over a 6 week period, photographer Jason Thompson worked with young men and volunteers to create a unique and moving exhibition. The photographs are a personal document of a time, a place and a much misunderstood condition. The images and exhibition aim to raise awareness of Duchenne, and bring the condition to the public eye in a personal and visual way.
“This is a very exciting project that aims to raise awareness of Duchenne and bring the condition to the public eye in a personal and visual way. We hope that the photographs will be a personal document of a time and a place of a misunderstood condition. It plays an important part of our fundraising to support new research for treatments of this devastating disease.” Vici Richardson
“I think that this is a very significant project that could really help to change attitudes towards Duchenne, and show a slice of real life perhaps never seen before by those untouched by the condition.
The young photographers have produce images that are extraordinary, interesting and creative - they've risen to the challenge and their imaginations have been captured. I think that the resulting work is a tribute to their determination and positive attitudes - they're inspirational." Jason Thompson
Living North Article June 2009 - click here
40 Years of Disability Rights: Towards Equality - click for exhibition programme
Chris Winstanley Article in Formby Times March 2010