Friday, March 22, 2013

Photo campaign for epilepsy awareness and tolerance

I just returned from two business trips and looked over the mail (paper-based). Included was one epilepsy-related magazine that we receive since we co-founded a local support group for parents of children with epilepsy. A story in the current edition of that magazine is about a photo campain named DOWNsideUP.

The photographer, Xavier Escalere, lost his then 25 year old girlfriend when she drowned because of an epileptic seizure. He started a campaign for more awareness of epilepsy and to create more tolerance. Many people still need to hide that they have epilepsy.

The photos on DOWNsideUP are shot in many continents/countries and provide surprising perspectives.