S u e  W r i g h t

This photography project is about finding my identity and belonging in the hearing world where I experience a lower self esteem and embarrassment. 

Medical view:

Lipreading, speech therapy, ear surgery, hearing aids

Social view:

Society seeing deaf people as disabled due to lack of awareness, pressure to conform to expectations and the societal ‘norm’

Culture view:

Sign language, ‘more vision, less words”


Work in Progress

Goal: Exhibition in 2018 durning National Deaf People of the Week

The National Week of Deaf People (NWDP) is a weeklong national celebration of Deaf individuals and the Deaf Australian community.

It is an opportunity for Deaf people to:

Celebrate their community, language, culture and history
Make the public aware of their local, state and national Deaf communities
Recognise their achievements
— Deaf Australia

 

     Hearing aids - Many batteries that need replacing each year and this cost deaf and hard of hearing people for over 21 years old.

    Hearing aids - Many batteries that need replacing each year and this cost deaf and hard of hearing people for over 21 years old.

     Lipreading - results has shown lipreading are not effective, at best only 30%.

    Lipreading - results has shown lipreading are not effective, at best only 30%.

     Sign Language - The hands are the most important method for me and for many deaf people. In Australia, deaf people use Auslan. Auslan is visual spatial language, involved the use of space and creativity.

    Sign Language - The hands are the most important method for me and for many deaf people. In Australia, deaf people use Auslan. Auslan is visual spatial language, involved the use of space and creativity.

     Behind the scene. See below for more details. 

    Behind the scene. See below for more details. 

     Speech Therapy - Touching from the medical specialist.

    Speech Therapy - Touching from the medical specialist.

     Planning and writing with my journal for this project. On this image I want to create an sculpture about hearing aids and the mould. The mould would be presented as 'evil invasion'. 

    Planning and writing with my journal for this project. On this image I want to create an sculpture about hearing aids and the mould. The mould would be presented as 'evil invasion'. 

     Behind the scene. In this image, I used large print, with actual hearing aids batteries. I wanted to create a real life size and show the weight and measurement rather than using digital editing. 

    Behind the scene. In this image, I used large print, with actual hearing aids batteries. I wanted to create a real life size and show the weight and measurement rather than using digital editing.