When your child is born, you wish nothing but the best for them. You want them to thrive, be happy and healthy, and give them the best life possible. You never want to see them experience heartbreak or feel concerned about themselves.
My incredibly sweet, talented, and amazing little girl was diagnosed with dyslexia, dysgraphia, and a math disorder. We knew from an early age that she may have some learning disabilities, but she worked so hard at everything she did, and still does. After testing at the beginning of this year, we found out why she struggles. While it was a relief to put a name to what we were experiencing, it was difficult for her to hear it.
While she is a resilient and generally a very happy 10-year-old, I see her frustrations with herself at times. Reading every day is tough for her. Books make her feel small and inadequate. When her and I talk about it, we say it is her “magic gift” to be able to see the world differently and channel her creative side.
In this composite series, Untitled, I will photograph my daughter. We will focus on her feelings as her as the subject and composite books and letters around her with a darker, yet enchanting style.