NWN Photography is the world’s first photography ? agency for people with mental and physical challenges – creating a brand new perspective for us all.
“Nos, Why Not?” Photography is a nonprofit association from Spain.
"Nos, Why Not?", based in Galicia, Madrid and Barcelona, are the first agency to use only photographers with intellectual challenges and other disabilities. Their goal is to offer people with disabilities a profession or a hobby.
Nonprofit teaches professional photography skills to people with disabilities
Spanish photography agency ‘NOS, WHY NOT?’ ("NOS" is the Spanish word for "US") works to facilitate inclusion through photography, creating an international network of photographers with disabilities. They are a nonprofit association that teaches professional photography skills to people with intellectual disabilities to increase self-esteem, inclusion and visibility.
They say their method of teaching photography to their students provides the necessary conditions for them to be able create quality work. In this way, the "Nos, Why Not?" agency of photographers with intellectual disabilities, was born.
To date the agency has taught more than 100 students, 3 of whom are also blind, and one blind from birth (who now knows colours through music). The photographers are in Madrid, Barcelona and Galicia. It has also helped to create a group of photographers with intellectual disabilities; Moro Photo in Nord-Odal (Norway), New York and Buenos Aires.
Those once excluded are now the protagonists
Photographers "Nos, Why Not?" have photographed congresses, corporate portraits, concerts, press conferences, and they make their own reports and products to raise awareness and to benefit the society
"Nos, Why Not?" is a community with a network of photographers and a collective intelligence, that helps social and labour inclusion in a creative and cultural way, where those who can often be excluded are now the protagonists.
Marvel at the stunning NWN photo gallery
You can check out some of the breathtaking work of the photographers of NWN Photography in the world’s very first collection of its kind. Click *HERE* for access.
Get in touch with NWN to find out more or how you can get involved
NWN invite all people interested in their movement to get in touch with them: People with intellectual disabilities who are interested in photography, associations, photographers with disabilities, photographers who want to belong to this movement, companies or organisations looking for a new photograph with the social value... everyone is welcome!