Mayfield House – Halifax

A brief insight into the lives 8 local people portraying how they see themselves and their lives. All the participants have learning difficulties and live in local residential and nursing homes. The topics covered include Family and Friends, Work, Going Out, Activities and Hobbies and Relaxation.

Calderdale PCT commissioned Liz Wilson Consultancy to carry out this work with the aim of gaining insight into the lives of people with learning difficulties from their own perspective. Hilary Dyter managed the project, produced Iris’s book and recorded what people wanted to say about themselves. Dawn Robinson Photography was responsible for the photographic work and producing the DVD and exhibition.

A series of digital photography workshops were held with the group learning basic digital camera techniques to photograph the things that were important to them.  An exhibition was held with everyone involved choosing which images they would like to display,  one of the group participants wrote her life story and a DVD was produced ”This is me, This is my world” which includes lots of superb photos with a great backing track sung by Trevor Craig, a former X-Factor contestant.