Lorraine Tuck is the mother of four children, two boys and two girls. The boys have autism spectrum disorder, which in the case of the youngest, is coupled with severe intellectual disability. Unusual Gestures provides insights into the far-reaching implications that neurodiversity and disability present for families. It explores the impacts – some subtle, some fundamental – on parental and sibling relationships, and charts the challenges and joys of everyday family life. The exhibition succeeds in capturing how everyone, neurotypical as well as neurodiverse, forms the centre of their own separate and singular world, while at the same time it celebrates how we are all inescapably inter-connected to the human family tree.
This intensely moving and emotionally powerful photographic exhibition is an important contribution to public understanding of neurodivergence and disability. It is commissioned, curated and produced by Photo Museum Ireland.
Unusual Gestures runs at Photo Museum Ireland until Saturday November 11.
For more see Uncle Owen – Lorraine Tuck here.