"Down Dance" by Ana Belén Amado
The series was a commission by Down Coruña, an association that works with young people with Down’s Syndrome. They wanted me to take photos of the boys and girls in relation to the building where they were developing their capacities, an award-winning building by a Galician architect: the architecture as the witness of their gradual progress. hey asked me to take pictures that could tell another story about Down’s Syndrome. We are used to thinking about people with Down’s Syndrome as limited by the condition , but we don’t consider that there is much that they can do, particularly the things that everyone likes to do. The young people in the Association told me that they are always listening to music and dancing. The series shows a group of young people having fun and dancing, like other teenagers.