The World Through My Eyes photography competition began in 2009, when we set the challenge for people with familial dysautonomia to tell the story of how it feels to live with this rare genetic disease in a single image.
The disorder affects the development of the nervous system. Children grow up in a world without the ability to sense their bodies. They lack many of the normal processes that we take for granted including the ability to feel pain, temperature and regulate their internal organs.
It is impossible to imagine how it feels to live in a world without sensation. The World Through My Eyes gives people living with familial dysautonomia the chance to tell their story in a single photographic image.
Each year, the photography submissions are taken to an independent panel of artists, curators and collectors who select winners in different artistic categories and decide the leading prize shot.
Now in its 10th year, the competition will celebrate the lives of people with FD through their own eyes with a single photographic image.
The rules of the competition are as follows:
- Participants must have familial dysautonomia.
- Participants must take the photo themselves. Photographs can feature anything that the participant chooses. There is no right or wrong. Participants can be in the photograph if they use the self-timer function on their camera.
- Photographs must be taken in 2018 or 2019.
- Photographs should be submitted in high resolution.
- Only one photograph can be submitted per participant.
- Photos can be submitted through by email (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Participants are encouraged to give their photograph a title.
- Photos can be submitted in colour or black and white.
- Photos can be altered using Photoshop or similar programs.
- Closing date for entries is: May 15th 2019.
The winner will receive a $100 prize and certificate. Runner up prizes will also be awarded.