L'Arche, A Day at the Gym (5th of photo essay)

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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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17 responses

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield gave props (2 Nov 2012):

    So poignant, James. She is not defined by the chair!!

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (2 Nov 2012):

    So special, her expression says it all my friend!!! This series is simply fantastic!!!!!!!!

  • Michele Wambaugh

    Michele Wambaugh (Deleted) said (2 Nov 2012):

    So sweet! Totally agree with Sonia & Susan!

  • Davide Simone

    Davide Simone (Deleted) gave props (2 Nov 2012):

    James, agree with all

  • Lynn E. Harvey

    Lynn E. Harvey gave props (2 Nov 2012):

    Beautiful capture of this strong young woman.

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett gave props (2 Nov 2012):

    Disabled people have a special place in heaven, so do the folks that guide their lives.

  • Ted Anderson

    Ted Anderson (Deleted) gave props (3 Nov 2012):

    Yes, her expression says it all.

  • Charles Rushton

    Charles Rushton said (4 Nov 2012):

    Nicely framed and very empathetic. You have captured a dignity in her that is quite touching.

  • Kathleen Mercado

    Kathleen Mercado (Deleted) said (4 Nov 2012):

    This set is wonderful...wonderful! And as Charles points out, the empathic shooting lets joy and personality (yours and your subjects' shine in these all). Really something.

  • Elyseo

    Elyseo gave props (4 Nov 2012):


  • Pat0

    Pat0 gave props (4 Nov 2012):

    Beautiful !!

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (4 Nov 2012):

    love the smile!

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece   gave props (5 Nov 2012):

    Dignity! Once again you have captured pure emotion and it is wonderful!

  • Roxana Brivent-Barnes

    Roxana Brivent-Barnes said (6 Nov 2012):

    Life is cruel sometimes, she is delicious!

  • elfriede fulda

    elfriede fulda (Deleted) gave props (6 Nov 2012):

    Beautiful people, lovely capture

  • lowison

    lowison gave props (10 Nov 2012):

    In the eyes of this children, oft I seen God!

  • Ester van Dam

    Ester van Dam gave props (12 Nov 2012):

    absolutely. You really portray people in a beautiful way with all their dignity and strenght & grace, love it

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