The Stories of Autism project was founded by Seattle photographer Charlie Cotugno with the mission of promoting awareness, acceptance, and inclusion of adults and children with autism spectrum disorders. The solo project began in 2006 and evolved to include 250 professional photographers from across North America who created over 40 fine art portraits, all accompanied with a story about living with autism. The project was featured in exhibitions in various cities around the country and still is part of several permanent collections.
Featured here are some of the images created by Charlie. Please check back as the stories and more portraits are added to the gallery.
If you would like more information about the project or some of the other participating photographers, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.