Chris Capozziello is an awarded photojournalist who is coming on 2/6 to speak on his life and relationship with his twin brother with a disability. There will also be several other students with disabilities speaking about their experiences and relationships with their non-disabled siblings. I am attaching a blurb highlighting the purpose behind the event, and a flyer. Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns!
"Someone once said, "Siblings will take different paths and life may separate them, but they will forever be bonded by having begun their journey in the same boat." How is this quote lived out among siblings when one has a disability? How is the twin relationship impacted when one twin has a disability and the other does not? Come spend time being part of an event exploring these unique relationships with those who live them! Chris Capozziello, award winning photojournalist, and University of Illinois students with disabilities will share experiences, thoughts, and feelings as they explore a topic that is seldom discussed. This event will be a “family” discussion – around the kitchen table with Chris and some of University of Illinois students with disabilities – some who are the twin with a disability and who have a twin without.
Chris is an American photojournalist whose work has been published and exhibited worldwide. Since he first picked up a camera as a teenager, Chris has been drawn to photographing his twin brother Nick, who has cerebral palsy. The time Chris spends looking through his camera at Nick has forced him to ask questions about suffering and faith and why anyone is born with a disability. As family photographs, the images of Nick were not originally made to be shared, but they have since been widely distributed and are the subject of Chris’s first monograph, The Distance Between Us."
Facebook Event can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/events/410557236436015/