Patricia Lay-Dorsey photographing herself in the window of a shop, reflected in a mirror inside the shop
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Becoming disabled: A woman photographs her life with MS

On discovering she had multiple sclerosis, Patricia Lay-Dorsey decided to photograph how her body and her life have altered, and how she feels about it.

The Detroit-based artist was diagnosed with chronic progressive MS in 1988 when she was 45. At the time she was running marathons for fun and taking 200-mile bicycle tours.

Lay-Dorsey started taking self-portraits six years ago. She says it has made her think more positively about her new body and hopes her work will change attitudes.

Interview by Dan Damon. Photofilm produced by Phil Coomes. Music by KPM Music.

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  • 20 Aug 2014