SHOOTING BEAUTY trailer from George Kachadorian on Vimeo. About the Film Shooting Beauty tells the inspirational story of an aspiring fashion photographer named Courtney Bent whose career takes an unexpected turn when she discovers a hidden world of beauty at a center for people living with significant disabilities. Shot over the span of a decade, [...]
The Lyngás Day Care Center cares for the full spectrum of disability. The children I photographed ranged from mildly disabled, both physically and mentally, to profoundly disabled. Rather than an experience of despair, the seven weeks I spent with these extraordinary children was one of enlightenment and hope. I quickly discovered that within each child, even those who seemed totally disconnected, there is always a personality and a relationship to be made. I was moved by the children’s inner-strength and was also touched by the devotion of the teachers, caretakers, and families.