Saturday, September 8, 2018
Rachelle Leon was born in Boston, Massachusetts and raised in the surrounding town of Winthrop. She shortly attended the Museum of Fine Arts School, Boston for photography. While there she discovered her passion for the pen and she earned a BFA in Professional Writing at Salem State University. While at Salem State she combined her photography and writing into a photo blog for her university e-zine, Red Skies. After moving to Maine she attended Southern Maine Community College, where she earned an AS in Marine Biology and Oceanography. Rachelle is a mostly self-taught multimedia artist and photographer and whether photographing nature, an object, or person her only hope is for others to be able to feel. She wants her photography to be used as a tool to help the viewer remember his own personal memories; pieces to his story that may have been missing. Memories are precious and powerful and fleeting.
In her latest photography series dis[ABILITIES], Rachelle set out to photograph others who live with disabilities and/or illnesses, including herself.
Her inspiration for this series comes from her own experiences living with MS and the disabilities that come from that. “Many people don't fully grasp what we do on a daily basis to live our lives, especially if it's an invisible illness...I want to showcase the strength, struggles, achievements, and lives of people with disabilities so others have more of an understanding. I want to open up a dialog, no matter how pleasant or uncomfortable.”
This photography exhibit runs from October 1rst to November 30th.
At the opening reception there will be a raffle to win original photography prints by the Artist. All hung photographs will be available for purchase.
A portion of all sales will be donated to the National MS Society.
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