Differently abled not disabled by Famz

Differently abled not disabled

by Famz in human Inside

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Differently abled not disabled

Daily Inspiration #46

Just wanted to say thank you to all those who will take a look at this piece and the series. Thank you, and I do hope with your help we can work together in spreading the message of how horrible it is to discriminate.

This is my MINOR project I did for my BFA degree in Graphic Design called human INSIDE. This project was on exhibit in Barbados. All photos and concepts are original and done by myself.

The set up is an installation piece, where the images are suspended one after the other, it is meant to be an interactive campaign where people walk through, observe and see 7 phases of discrimination unfolding. To the back of the images are quotes which conveys the message of the each photo essay. The images presented in the series are meant to be interpreted personally and ambiguously. There is a video at the end which shows the transitions from one image to the other to relate the story.


human INSIDE is an anti-discrimination campaign which aims to raise awareness of discrimination and hopefully reduce discrimination as much as possible.

Instead of using people, inanimate objects became the subjects of the photo essays. Each essay tells a story that relates to results of discrimination or how it unfolds.

What has been manipulated is the letters on the beads, the actual motion of the beads falling is not manipulated.

© Faheema Patel. All rights reserved. These images presented in the human Inside series are part of a campaign and are copyrighted to me and cannot be used in any way without my written consent. It is NOT stock. I retain all rights to all my images and written/published works, you DO NOT have the right to copy, sell, distribute, reproduce, nor alter my images or written work in any way. My work does not belong to the public domain.

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  • DianaSunflower


    Amazing. This really captures me.

    Feb 18th, 2014 Reply ♥ Love Never Fails ♥
  • Silver-DNA


    Very well displayed in image and in words what disability is about. I most liked how this image displays the differences as equals in concept. Thank you Famz.

    Mar 23rd, 2013 Reply
  • arwendelyon


    I have Asberger's and it has been through being reminded of my own abilities andembracing my strengths that I have found a very valuable and meaningful place in the world, even when others put me down. Thank you.

    Jul 10th, 2011 Reply
    • Famz


      aww no matter what, you are just amazing as anyone else and unique. I am so happy this has maybe made you smile or just been a source of encouragement! You have brightened my day!

      Jul 11th, 2011 Reply
  • hiddendelights


    I volunteer with children and adolescents with disabilities and this is what I would like to show people who I tell, sometimes.
    Thank you ♥

    Jul 9th, 2011 Reply
  • SuharLeonheart


    Great shot, concept & movement

    Jun 27th, 2011 Reply
  • Tepara


    Now, this I like. I work with the IHC ( mentally handicap ) The house I work in, is a very high needs house, so the people also have disability's.
    Great idea, well done :heart

    Apr 23rd, 2011 Reply
    • Famz


      Thanks so much Debbie! I'm glad you are assisting the differently abled :) I know it takes strong will power to do it but also a strong heart!

      Thank you also hun! ♥

      Apr 23rd, 2011 Reply
    • Tepara


      Its something that I work with all the time, so its in my heart.
      I am also an Obese person. which is classed as a disability. So I get people pointing and staring all the time, and saying Im "too fat" to do that, etc. When I can do just as much as anyone else can. I just might take a little longer is all.

      Apr 23rd, 2011 Reply
    • Famz


      :) It's great to see positive attitudes! We can achieve things just differently! and who ever said there's only one way of doing something right?

      Apr 24th, 2011 Reply
    • Tepara


      hehe. thats right :

      Apr 24th, 2011 Reply
  • BlurredEffect


    wonderful piece! just such a powerful statement ♥

    Apr 23rd, 2011 Reply
  • Enigmare


    Your work is inspirational and has been featured in daily inspiration #46.


    Apr 22nd, 2011 Reply
  • Caja


    Oh, it really makes you think. Great work!

    Apr 22nd, 2011 Reply
  • LeAnne


    Well done! So true. In a lot of ways, I see disabilities as a special gift and *I* am disabled in a way that they are not.

    Apr 19th, 2011 Reply
    • Famz


      Thank you! really appreciate your feedback. You know I watch people who are differently abled, and see some of them over come so many obstacles even do things we wouldn't dare to do. They are so courageous and their will power is so strong. So I really ask myself, who is the weaker one?

      Apr 19th, 2011 Reply