Brain Injury Association Peterborough Region 2020
Mon to Fri 9:30 – 4:30 pm *Window Display Only*
Open to public M to F 3:00-4:30 pm (after client program closes)
Saturday, April 18
11 am - 3 pm
Exhibit Name: Motion
BIAPR Members, Volunteers & Staff
Brain Injury Association Peterborough Region - BIAPR (is a registered business name of Four Counties Brain Injury Association) has been operating since 1988.
BIAPR supports individuals in Peterborough, City of Kawartha Lakes, Haliburton, and Northumberland counties who are living with the effects of an acquired brain injury (ABI). The association has evolved into a dynamic organization that provides a range of supports to a clientele with diverse and complex needs. BIAPR services are designed to form the basis of a comprehensive model of community support service delivery.
The ABI Day Services offered in Peterborough and the City of Kawartha Lakes (Lindsay) are geared to adults with acquired brain injuries, who have varied needs and capabilities. BIAPR provides productive and meaningful activities for all participants. Photography offers our members a new and exciting way to communicate when finding words may be difficult. Being able to participate in our SPARK Community Exhibit is rewarding for the participants. When so much of life has been changed post-ABI, being able to “be a photographer” and an active community member can be very positive and life affirming.
2020 will be the seventh year that BIAPR has participated in the SPARK Photo Festival; each year more and more of our members are embracing photography. Members look forward to showcasing their work in April during the Festival. Through the lens of a camera members are able to capture images that are meaningful to them. Our Community Exhibit exposes their creativity and abilities. This chance to engage in the community beyond BIAPR’s doors is an opportunity for all our members to interact with people in new ways. The BIAPR Open House facilitates our members interaction with the community face to face and allows for them to interact with the festival goers as they discuss their photography.
We continue to be involved in SPARK Photo Festival because photography and the images shared through our members’ eyes can transcend the challenges of living with an Acquired Brain Injury. We have found that the community that we have been able to establish at BIAPR can extend out into the larger community through being involved in SPARK.
BIAPR’s theme for 2020 is “MOTION” which is also the theme of the SPARK Juried Exhibit. This theme is explored by each photographer in unique ways. The action of following their photographic vision and sharing it with the community is MOTION itself. Living with the affects of a brain injury can be difficult. Our photographers continue to teach us that, “Through the camera lens we are all equal in ability to inspire and share our inspirational spirit with others.”
As BIAPR’s members, volunteers and staff, we look forward to sharing our images with our community again this year. “Motion” can mean many things to many people. Come and discover the forward motion that our photographers have made yet again this year.