The PWD is a newly formed group set up to encourage disabled people to take up the hobby of photography and to support and encourage those already involved in the hobby. The group is not only open to disabled photographers but to non-disabled people who have an interest in supporting and working with photographers who have disabilities.
PWD has an active website www.photographerswithdisabilities.com here can be found an active gallery where members can display their work, it provides a forum where photographers can discuss any issue related to photography and also seek support from other members.
A permanent display of the work by disabled artists and photographers can be seen at the Vassal Centre in Bristol with PWD members regularly contributing to this display, this also acts as a shop window as work can also be sold here.
The group runs regular studio days at a variety of locations within the Bristol area, here members are encouraged to develop their skills taking portraits and still life photographs, where appropriate supported by the non-disabled members of the group. Weekly Photoshop sessions are another regular feature of the group, again run within an accessible environment.
We intend to raise funds to open an accessible studio initially in Bristol and, as the membership grows to open further studios and facilities around the country.
Although based within the Bristol area the group is open to members nationally, anyone wanting further details should contact the PWD by emailing us at [email protected]