Over the past few months we have been working on establishing a photographic society to extend the reach of the Imagine Me project and further support artists with disability.
So what is the Imagine Me Photographic Society?
The proposal is to establish an Imagine Me Photographic Society (IMPS) that will be artist with disability led, but with an integrated approach with participation of non-disabled photographers to foster a collaborative exchange of ideas between people with and without a disability and to encourage engagement of the families and/or carers of people with disability to participate.
The society will support participants of Imagine Me workshops to continue developing their individual creative practice. The IMPS will foster professional opportunities for artists with disability, and assist in building their capacity and new creative skills in photography and digital-image making.
The society will operate using Google+ communities as a platform, and to join you must be invited (to protect the privacy of our members).