Unique exhibition from Latvia: fantasy images of children with life-limiting conditions
During the conference the participants will have the fantastic possibility to visit the unique exhibition of Angela Forker, well known photographer and founder of Precious Baby: Newborn Photography by Angela Forker pFor your eyes and hearts she represents imaginative and beautiful photographs of 11 children with life-limiting illnesses.
Angela’s visit and the beautiful photos that she has created of these children have now become part of the ‘Bridges of Dreams‘ project. This project aims to build a multi functional care centre “Dream Bridges” which will provide palliative care to the 600 families and children who need it in Latvia.
It all began back in January of this year when Dr Anda Jansone from the Children’s Palliative Care Society in Latvia saw Angela’s work online and together with Linda Zarovska, the organisation’s communications specialist, reached out to her through Facebook. Posting pictures from Angela’s page on their organisation’s timeline, they wrote “Angela Forker we are thankful and excited about Your Precious Baby Project! We would be delighted to see you someday in Latvia and make these photos with our little patients and their families.” To which Angela responded: “Anything is Possible!”
At the end of May and beginning of June 2019 Angela and her husband endured an eventful and somewhat miraculous journey, which she relates on her Facebook page, to finally arrive in Latvia one day later than scheduled.
While there, Angela took photographs of 11 children with life limiting illnesses, creating magical backgrounds using her deep compassion for these children, creativity and imaginative props. The project was also featured on the national news and in newspapers and magazines in Latvia.
Speaking in an online video of her time spent in Riga, Angela reveals her hope that her work will change the way people see babies and children with special needs and says, “My heart is touched and my life is changed by this experience.”
This video, made by Green Media, shows Angela at work on the project.