L'Arche, A Day at the Gym (4th of photo essay)

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Preparing for a wild ride on a wheeled cot.

In L'Arche, people who have developmental disabilities and those who come to assist share life and daytime activities together in family-like settings that are integrated into local neighbourhoods.

This photo essay was done in the 1970's for The Winnipeg Tribune. L'Arche has grown immensely since then.

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13 responses

  • Donna Mullins

    Donna Mullins   gave props (1 Nov 2012):

    James,this entire series of photos is just wonderful. You capture the expressions so well.

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield gave props (1 Nov 2012):

    I completely agree with Donna! What I love about the series is the glimpse into a life few of us see...and I see that the smiles abound. Thank you for sharing these wonderful images!

  • Michele Wambaugh

    Michele Wambaugh (Deleted) said (1 Nov 2012):

    So sweet a feeling! Wonderful capture!

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett   gave props (1 Nov 2012):

    Agreeing with all the above!

  • Yaz Hawkins

    Yaz Hawkins said (1 Nov 2012):

    Donna took the words right out my mouth!

  • Lynn E. Harvey

    Lynn E. Harvey   gave props (1 Nov 2012):

    Poignant, loving and you have captured the emotion of sharing in life.

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (1 Nov 2012):

    What a precious family-like setting!!! Her face looks overjoyed, you captured her happiness perfectly and the gentle handling by the man. Your photos are a joy to look at and spend sometime thinking about, thank you my friend!!!!!!!!

  • lowison

    lowison gave props (1 Nov 2012):

    This move me! Well done, James!

  • Paperini Renato

    Paperini Renato gave props (1 Nov 2012):

    It is surprising that people so sfurtunate, have always smiles so extraordinary. Life is still wonderful!

  • rekha nag

    rekha nag gave props (2 Nov 2012):

    wonderful share!!

  • Ted Anderson

    Ted Anderson   gave props (3 Nov 2012):

    Wow, James. Extremely moving.

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece   gave props (5 Nov 2012):

    The joy and sense of fun - you captured the emotions so well in this whole series!

  • JanElle

    JanElle   gave props (8 Nov 2012):

    A deeply moving image.. one can imagine what a bright spot this must be in her day.

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