I just want to put this out there and get some feedback from those suffering from Lyme
I was diagnosed with Lyme disease in June this year, and since than I have been struggling to recover. It seems sometimes we have to travel down a road to really understand. Before I had Lyme I was ignorant to the illness and issues surrounding it. Now I can say I get it when other people describe how they feel and I now know that this issue is bigger and more debilitating than what is being broadcasted to the public. And ignorance breeds from not knowing.
With that said, I'm a photographer and I have been taking classes to get a degree in art. I have decided that I want to apply for a grant to do some research on Lyme Disease. My idea is to do a photo journalist approach to Lyme and bring awareness. I plan on doing research to add to my proposal, and I would need to photograph people who are suffering from Lyme.
As a person with Lyme how would you feel about someone wanting to do a photo piece on you, really get the message out of how debilitating Lyme can be and bring awareness. Would you feel uncomfortable having someone invade that part of your life? My thoughts are to find atleast three people to do my piece on. I would like the three people to be in different stages of the disease. I also want to photograph a deer tick, yes, I'm willing to hunt one down and include it in my essay.
Please give me your feedback, I'm open to any suggestions regarding my project.