There are 100.000 people living with autism in Hungary. The phenomenon is greatly unique, and incorporates a range of paradox situations. They are honest, tolerant, and often very creative. They see the world differently. This is often referred as perceptual thinking. The question is: do they need integration? Or is it us who have to admit that we humans are all different and perfect in many ways?
To make these many possible interpretations of the world visible, i worked together with people living with autism to create a series that not only documents their lives, but tries to capture their unique sensitivity. This series is a mixture of documentary, and staged portraits inspired by the drawings, paintings, and other visual works of the inhabitants of the Miskolc Autistic Foundation.
Two Heads is a project initiated by the Foundation. Since 1992 the Foundation gives home to 50 people living with autism, providing them full service, education, and therapeutic activities. It also hosts the MAACRAFT project, which incorporates the production of different handcrafted items.
Two Heads project is aimed at bringing people with autism and artists closer, to inspire works of art that are able to communicate those positive values that the Foundation stands for.
The following series of pictures was created during my one week stay in the Foundation. This body of work is first product of Two Heads project.