In March, Lepra will be exhibiting the New Faces of Leprosy at the Seacole Social Cafe at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.
The New Faces of Leprosy 2020 was shot by professional photographer Tom Bradley – who will be teaching a segment on cell phone photography to the ILEP Communicators Network at the ILEP Conference. Attendees of the ILEP Conference can also see some of the pictures from the exhibit at the Holiday Inn, Brentford Lock.
This exhibit focuses on people living ordinary lives, despite their leprosy diagnosis. The aim was to highlight that those with families, careers and from all kind of background can still get leprosy. The project was funded by a grant from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
Professor Diana Lockwood, led the first New Faces of Leprosy 2019 to advance a positive image of leprosy, and recently spent several weeks in India, meeting people affected by leprosy and listening to their stories. These stories, along with accompanying photographs, were collated into The New Faces of Leprosy project which was formally launched on the 28 January 2020 at The House of Lords, London.
The New Faces of Leprosy project hopes to dispel myths about leprosy and highlight the resilience and determination of people affected to continue their lives.