Invisible Conversations

invisible conversations

The project ‘Invisible Conversations’ is a series of photographic portraits of adult dyslexics that explores the diversity of individuals’ experiences of dyslexia. The portraits offer a photographic record of the conversation that takes place between the sitter and the artist, during which the sitter is invited to “draw a picture of their dyslexic experience” onto a chalkboard. This drawing forms the backdrop and context for the portrait and provides the viewer with a glimpse into an otherwise invisible conversation. The use of the chalkboard is a reference to the negative memories, which many dyslexics have of their experiences at school, and an opportunity to put their own mark onto it. The portraits were taken in the USA and the UK between 2005 and 2009.