Patricia Lay-Dorsey

Dorsey

Falling Into Place: self portraits

So many stories are told of persons with disabilities from the outside looking in. Often portrayed as tragic and/or brave, it is easy to lose sight of our common humanity. We are seen as other. For years I resisted and resented this attitude whenever I encountered it in person, print or online. In June 2008 I started taking self portraits that would show from the inside the day-to-day life of a person with a disability; that person being myself.

As subject, I was surprised by my feelings of shame and “otherness.” As photographer, my differences were interesting rather than shameful. As viewer of the photos, I saw how hard my body works to do what I ask of it. If anyone had to change their attitude, it was me.

All images are available as 12 x 18" and 16 x 24"  pigment prints made in editions of 20 and 15, respectively, for $500 (small) and $750 (large).

 

Please call: (312) 266 - 2350 for prices of specific pieces.
Prices are print only unless otherwise indicated.

 
 
 
 

Patricia Lay-Dorsey
Self Portrait 1, 2008
Patricia Lay-Dorsey
Self Portrait 11, 2008
Patricia Lay-Dorsey
Self Portrait 12, 2008
Patricia Lay-Dorsey
Self Portrait 16, 2009
Patricia Lay-Dorsey
Self Portrait 19, 2009
Patricia Lay-Dorsey
Self Portrait 20, 2009
Patricia Lay-Dorsey
Self Portrait 5, 2008
Patricia Lay-Dorsey
Self Portrait 6, 2009
Patricia Lay-Dorsey
Self Portrait 8, 2008