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Leon Borensztein featured in The New York Times & The Daily Mail for his book project, Sharon

Friday, June 12, 2015


 From The New York Times

Father Captures the Fear, Joy, and Challenge of Raising a Severely Disabled Daughter - Photo project illuminates the father-daughter relationship and the realities facing intellectually disabled women.

 

When the photographer Leon Borensztein’s daughter Sharon was born, she appeared to be a happy, healthy baby. But as she developed it became clear that something was terribly wrong. After months of tests, Leon and his wife learned that Sharon was legally blind, suffered from a seizure disorder and speech delays, and was on the autism spectrum. In addition, her fine and gross motor skills were undeveloped and she had low muscle tone, along with other problems...

Click here for the full article on NY Times

 

Copyright: Leon Borensztein

 

From Daily Mail UK

 

Portraits of My Daughter: Single father's beautiful and stark photographs of life with his severely disabled daughter. 

 

A photographer has revealed his unconventional family album which highlights his struggles as a single parent looking after his severely disabled child.

Leon Borensztein, who is originally from Poland, has decided to share a large part of a 30-year journey, which started just before the birth of his daughter Sharon, in a series of stark and poignant images which capture the most personal parts of his family's life throughout the past three decades...

Click here for the full article and images on Daily Mail

 

 

Click here to visit Leon Borensztein Kickstarter Campaign to fund his book, Sharon