LEAH NASH—SOLO PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT “A different kind of normal: Stories of Asperger’s Syndrome”
- Opening Reception Friday, May 4, from 6-9 p.m
- listen to the ARTIST TALK, this SATURDAY, MAY 5, 2-3 P.M.
- EXHIBIT Open until, SATURDAY, JUNE 30
Location :I Witness gallery
1028 SE Water Ave., Ste. 50
Portland, OR 97214
Leah Nash has a passion for documenting the normal and the extreme, which she often finds are one and the same. Graduating Cum Laude from Vassar College with a degree in psychology, she then went on to receive her Master’s in photojournalism at the University of Missouri where she was awarded a Fulbright Grant to photograph the AIDS crisis in India.
Recently, she received a Society of Professional Journalists award for her photo essay exploring Asperger’s Syndrome and homelessness, and in 2011 was given a Regional Arts and Culture Council Grant to expand the project.
Photographer Leah Nash spent more than a year focusing on 5 individuals with Asperger’s with the goal of exploring the diversity and complexity that exists across the spectrum.
Portland Asperger’s Network and Autism Society of Oregon are helping to sponsor this photography exhibit. The photos were featured in Street Roots in March of 2012, and are amazing.
Here’s the link to the on-line version of the newspaper series: http://streetroots.wordpress.