Different is Normal
A new photographic campaign aims to increase the visibility of persons with a disability by portraying them doing what they most enjoy in their everyday lives. Commissioned by the Commission for the Rights of Persons with a Disability (CRPD), the campaign, ‘Different is Normal’, is a set of 12 individual photos of persons with various impairments engaging in activities such as dance, theatre, swimming, gymnastics, sprinting and bowling.
Other shots feature people working on their aspirations: one young man is studying to become a chef; others show everyday moments such as a mother playing with her daughter or a woman walking with her husband. The photos, taken by award-winning photographer Darrin Zammit Lupi, move away from portraying persons with a disability as ‘victims’ or as ‘inspirational heroes’: they aim to show persons who happen to have a disability.