Disability and Beauty

A place where photographers and artists with limited mobility or other disabilities can display their artwork.

Recent Work

  • Lipsync by Susan Littlefield
  • Summer Night - View Large by barnsis
  • VALLEY OF THE SUN / STORM by WhiteDove Studio kj gordon
  • One With Nature by billfox256
  • Purple Sparkle (read description) by Marie Sharp
  • Andalusian Night Magic - the Magnificent Plaza de Espana in Seville Spain by Georgia Mizuleva
  • A June Rose In My Garden by lezvee
  • The Salt Lake Temple by SunriseRose
  • Nostalgic Gazebo in the Glen (Toney's Brook Park), Glen Ridge, NJ by Jane Neill-Hancock
  • Sweet Dreams by Sherry Hallemeier
  • Indian Pipe by Vickie Emms
  • Moccasin Flower by Vickie Emms

About This Group

People with disabilities oftentimes have a different way of looking at life. We don’t always have the ability to take photographs at different angles or places. This is a place where we can display our work. Your art and photography is a place where your limitations, illness, disability don’t matter. You work around or through your disability to create beauty in your art. This is why we are called Disability and Beauty.

There is such a huge volume of amazing work on Red Bubble it is easy to be intimidated. But whatever your disability, photography and/or art has become a big part of your life, and you can SHINE in that area. Here is a group where we can talk about the frustrations and victories in our lives and our photography and art.

Note from Jane: I have had MG or Myasthenia Gravis since the early 1980s. MG is an autoimmune neuromuscular disease leading to fluctuating muscle weakness and fatiguability. I have my good and bad days – I have periods of controlled remission and then exacerbations. But I still work full time and I am a single mom who raised [and in some ways will always raise] three special needs children! BY THE GRACE OF GOD GO I!!! I prefer to live life and alot of people who have worked with me for 22 years do not even know I have an illness. I forge ahead when I can, and step back when I need to. I sometimes even fall asleep at my computer – LOL…..I am ALIVE and thrilled to have something I can do and enjoy and share with others.

You might ask -
What counts as a disability? Any physical condition that you feel keeps you from being able to move around or have accessibility to places other people can photograph with ease. Any psychological or physiological disorder that keeps you from going outside, mingling in crowds or that causes you anxiety or physical distress. In short, it is anything that YOU determine is a disability when compared with how other photographers can move and position themselves for a shot.

Do I have to prove that I have a disability? Absolutely not! We don’t ask for an explanation. If you join then we understand that you think you qualify, and that is good enough for us.

We are DIFFERENTLY ABLED people!!! We see things and do things differently and we appreciate the world around us in a way that people with no limitations can never understand. Hopefully our art and photography will express that difference!!!

Art, photography, cards, clothing and writings are allowed in this group.

here is our proud member banner, in our forum for members to pull and proudly display on their public profile page.

you can right click on the image above, click on properties and then cut and paste the address you see in the box – put ! at each end and viola. ENJOY

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and it may be necessary from time to time to give a stupid or misinformed beholder a black eye.
Miss Piggy

People often say that ‘beauty is in the eye of the beholder,’ and I say that the most liberating thing about beauty is realizing that you are the beholder. This empowers us to find beauty in places where others have not dared to look, including inside ourselves.
Salma Hayek

Sometimes it seems like God is difficult to find and impossibly far away. We get so caught up in our small daily duties and irritations that they become the only things that we can focus on. What we forget is that God’s love and beauty are all around us, every day, if only we would take the time to look up and see them.
Matthias, Correction Weblog, 11-01-03

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