Happy to announce that my photograph has been selected by The Glasgow Gallery of Photography for their “Pandemic” exhibition. The exhibition is open and runs through September 30th at the gallery on 57 Glassford Street in Glasgow, Scotland.
The photograph is from a series of photographs I snapped of Maylan Chávez who I met 10 years ago at VACC Camp, a week-long camp for ventilator dependent children hosted by Nicklaus Children’s Hospital in Miami. Maylan lives with Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA), a genetic disease affecting the central nervous system, peripheral nervous system, and voluntary muscle movement (skeletal muscle). SMA affects approximately 1 in 11,000 births in the U.S. and causes debilitating and sometimes fatal muscle weakness. It has met its match, however, with Maylan’s unconquerable spirit. The tattoo on her right wrist in the photograph reads “battle born”. Nuff said.
Thanks to the The Glasgow Gallery for including my photograph amongst so many other remarkable selections. You can view all the photographs in the exhibit here > glasgowgalleryofphotography.com/pandemic
You can view my two-part “Living with Spinal Muscular Atrophy” set of photographs with Maylan here > danperezphotography.com/SMA
You can learn more about Spinal Muscular Atrophy here > curesma.org
This is my second photograph selected by the gallery, the first one was in 2019 for their “Night Photography” Exhibition. You can view that photograph here > danperezphotography.com/night-photography