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N-Photo: the Nikon magazine|February 2021
Magdalena Sztechman has worked alongside 39 people with Down’s syndrome to tell how they’ve coped during the pandemic
Magdalena Sztechman

MISSION: Raise awareness of Down’s syndrome and the Sparkles charity and capture emotions only the closeness of a loved one can bring.

PHOTOGRAPHER: Magdalena Sztechman

LOCATION: Buckinghamshire, UK

KIT USED: Nikon D750 and AF-S 85mm f/1.8G

WEBSITE: www.downrightamazing.co.uk

SOCIAL: www.facebook.com/DownRightAmazing

My grandfather was a photojournalist in Poland. He documented events, sports and politicians, and in his spare time he photographed his grandchildren. Before I was born he photographed my elder sister, who happened to have Down’s syndrome. She was about one year old and sat on my mum’s lap at the kitchen table, while exploring a Polish cookbook. The black-andwhite photo – genius in its simplicity – drew me into my sister’s almond-shaped eyes.

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