sábado, novembro 06, 2010
That was the moment when Mr. Archibald decided to look for his son, in the most literal sense of the word — through the lens of his camera.
“My feeling of utter frustration and powerless started this project,’’ he said recently about “Echolilia,” a limited-edition volume with 43 photographs, mostly of Eli. (It was published in June by Echo Press.) The title is derived from echolalia, a technical term for the copying of sounds and sentences common in children who suffer from some form of autism, who include verbal children like Eli who attend regular public schools. “I knew he was tuned differently,” Mr. Archibald said, “and I needed to build a bridge, get inside his head, learn what made him tick.’’
O Timothy Archibald achou que a melhor instrumento de comunicação com o seu filho autista era a câmera. Agora só faltam as pessoas com filhos mais comuns.