Invisible No More

A Photographic Chronicle of the Lives of People with Intellectual Disabilities

Invisible No More is a moving photographic chronicle—a celebration—filled with more than one hundred dynamic images and thirty evocative, poetic stories of people with intellectual disabilities, those who may have been born with  Down syndrome, autism, or who are “otherwise-abled.”

For too long people with intellectual disabilities have been shut out of most societies, or more accurately, they have been shut in—forcibly confined in mental institutions, quietly hidden inside their families’ homes, isolated from public view as much as possible, and prevented from achieving the full potential that any human being inherently enjoys. Invisible No More rights this wrong.

Pietropaolo photographed in forty communities across Canada, “but it was much more than a journey across the land. It was a journey through a terrifyingly beautiful human landscape, a sea of humanity known as the disability community.”

The Toronto Star said: “Invisible No More is special for its blend of Pietropaolo techniques—from straightforward news photography to painterly evocations—and the perceptual ruse it plays on its readers.”

Foreword by Wayne Johnston.

Introductory essay by Catherine Frazee.

Hard cover, 160 pp., 8.5 x11 in, colour and b&w

Publisher: Rutgers University Press, 2009.