Jordan Mossom – Daytime Disability
Daytime Disability, a documentary project by Jordan Mossom showing the day to day activities as someone living with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
Daytime Disability is a documentary project which brings an insight into the daily life of a disabled person living with a severe life-threatening condition, in this case Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD). It is a deeply personal, intimate and honest series of images. The project documents the day-to-day activities of Jordan and the role of his two support staff have to help him with his activities and to ensure he can live as independently possible. This includes activities that most able-bodied people take for granted, such as bathing, dressing, eating, and working from home. But there are some oddities that some people won’t see in their lifetime, such as medical equipment that helps to improve quality of life, such as a ventilator, cough assistor, height-adjustable bed, and ceiling track hoists.
This autobiographical project attempts to bring the viewer into the scene through a series of images that look in at what is going on at that moment, but then also attempts to put the viewer into Jordan’s shoes with images that show what is going on from his point of view. It has brought out emotions from Jordan that are normally hidden behind closed doors, mainly out of embarrassment at having to rely on medical equipment and support staff to retain independence. It has taken lots of confidence for him to show some of these emotions for the first time, in a project that will be seen by many people, far and wide, from the public to friends and family and fellow photographers.
There will be a downloadable book with extra images from the project available on Jordan’s stand.
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