Irish Photographer Captures Images of Down Syndrome

March 8, 2012

Embracing Life

Photo by Richard Bailey

When Irish photographer, Richard Bailey, had a daughter born with Down syndrome, he started to research. He discovered that the images available to people were misleading and negative. He wanted to show the lovely side of family life for those with Downs. He states, “They can do all sorts of things if they have the proper support.”

His goal was to create hope and showcase the individual—not the condition. And he did this through his traveling exhibition. Get a taste of his work by viewing this video:

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About Kathy Schneeman

After graduating from The College of St. Thomas, I taught at Nativity in St. Paul until our oldest was just about born in the classroom (What a great lesson on life that would have been for my students!) I then became a stay-at-home-mom while teaching religious education classes and working very part time at UST. Recently, I served as the Archdiocese's Life Coordinator in the Office for Marriage, Family and Life until twins arrived (I was almost 43!) When I have a few minutes of quiet time, I like to run, eat chocolates, scones and Mexican food (that's why I run), read, and have a beverage with my husband at night. We have a whopping nine kids (yes...same husband and same wife; we get that question a lot!) and we attend St. Joseph's in West St. Paul--where we first met when we were in grade school.

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