The ‘Iconic’ project is a series of photographs, which aims to subvert the current obsession with physical perfection. This will be done through the recreation of a series of iconic photographic portraits of the past 100 years, featuring people with disabilities.
The project aims to break down stereotypes, which have been created through the inaccuracies of how different body types are usually portrayed. The focus instead will be on what is shared – a small bodily difference becomes less noticeable when everything else is in common and leading on from this is the notion that what we have most in common is our humanity. The project is a metaphor for this idea.