In our daily lives we are not used to communicate with disabled people. We may be embarrassed, guilty, and we see them as people with a disability, and not as persons.
A lot of family feel ashamed, they feel helpless and they don’t know what to do. Dreams Academy at Kaş in Turkey is a facility for people with disabilities and social disadvantaged, so they can get involved in a social life. As a volunteer, I felt this experience as a way to improve myself. It was the first time I volunteered, and since then I became interested by taking portraits of disabled people. During my stay, we had two groups, one of blind or partially-sighted people; and one with cerebral palsy.
In our societies we tend to categorize people. Without denying their disabilities, I didn’t want to focus on it, I wanted to show their beauty through their emotions as a single human being. I was quite amazed how each of them have their own face expressions. Their disability is a part of who they are.