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Photos show the big picture

A DIVERSE range of photos on display this week, from Paralympians to a primary school student, all have something in common - each has a disability.

Their spirits were captured in a number of black and white photos that will go on display at the School of Arts Building to celebrate Disability Action Week from today.

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The exhibition, A Day in the Life of a Person with Disability, took a year to come together and looks at people from all walks of life and a range of disabilities.

Pat Allison from Spinal Life said it was put together with the Disability Sector Network, which included a range of services supporting people with disability in the Bundaberg region.

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"Our objective is to highlight achievements and the contribution to community people with disability make each and every day across the Bundaberg Region," she said.

If you don't get a chance to go along to the photo exhibition you can check out the entire collection here:


"With one in five Queenslanders having a disability, and disability touching the lives of most Queenslanders in some way, the week is an important celebration."

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Photographer Brad Marsellos snapped five of the photographs and said he loved each photo in a different way.

"My goal was to take away from the disability," he said.

"When people see a person in a wheelchair, they see the wheelchair and not necessarily the person."

He said his favourite was James Spokes, who is in a wheelchair and shows his love for football and focus on his passion.

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"It looks like he is running with the football and this takes away from the wheelchair, which is generally what people see," Mr Marsellos said.

Another photographer, Sabrina Lauriston, said the experience opened her eyes.

She said it made her realise there were lots of people who may have a disability but who were still very able.

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Disability Action Week is held in September with the aim of empowering people with disability, raising awareness of disability issues and improving access and inclusion in the community.

The exhibition will be launched Tuesday at 10am and continue until Friday at the School of the Arts, Bourbong St.

The exhibition is supported by Spinal Life Australia, Endeavour, Impact, CPL, Phoenix House, CSS, The Salvation Army, Community Development Office BRC, Spinal Life Network, Camera House, ABC, and the Bundaberg Regional Galleries.



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