More than one in a hundred people, of all ages, abilities and backgrounds are living with autism and one of the central features of the condition is difficulty communicating and forming relationships with other people. Just meeting someone else’s gaze causes many autistic people overwhelming anxiety.
For the last 3 years, Colin Potsig has been using the processes of portrait photography to challenge this aspect of his own autism.
He has found that with the camera ‘in between’ he is able to engage people with a directness and intensity that would otherwise be utterly impossible.
You, Me and Autism Too has been made possible by funding from Arts Council England.
Header: Kaner Flex, Professional Dancer (Age 23, diagnosed age 4) by Colin Potsig