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The Sound Of The Whispers

  • Prize
    Bronze in Press/Feature Story
  • Company
    Freelance
  • Photographer
    Giovanni Capriotti

Each working 20 hours a day, Dany and Natalie struggle to secure
a stable future for their son Gaby, who was diagnosed with autism
at 2. Now 24, the services he has received since childhood will
end, letting the family alone in looking after a severely disabled
adult man. Gaby’s parents Dany Desmeules and Natalie Larouche work two jobs. Roughly a year ago they ventured into an entrepreneurial project taking over a variety store. They open at 6:30 am and close at about 10:30 pm, 7 days a week. They take turns getting some rest during the day, and at night they deliver newspapers in Montreal. Too often society forgets how children with disabilities eventually become adults fully depending on parents or other family members, as long as they are able or available to care for them.

Awards 2017 "Ten Years Of Daydreaming" DDProject, Trieste, Italy - Collective Exhibition

2016 IPA (Int'l Photography Awards) Pro Deeper Perspective - HM

2016 IPA (Int'l Photography Awards) Pro Editorial Feature Story - 2 Honorable Mentions

2016 IPA (Int'l Photography Awards) Pro Editorial Sport - HM

2016 Loyalist College Photojournalism Program - Seminar Guest Speaker

2016 CCNAwards Best Photo Essay - Third

2015 OCNA Best Photo Layout - Third

2015 OCNA Student Photography - HM

2015 Loyalist College Photojournalism Program - Advisory Board Member

2015 Loyalist College Photojournalism Program - Seminar Guest Speaker

2015 School Of Media Loyalist College - Dean's List

2015 Loyalist College Doug Wicken Documentary Photography Award - Winner

2015 NPAC Student Photographer of the Year Canada - Finalist / HM