Kate Lawson

I took up photography 6 years ago after a long break and have enjoyed meeting new people and seeing new places. I have lots to learn still but have enjoyed the encouragement of work ing on a collaborative project.

My project is about Diana, who in 2007 contracted meningitis and as a result had both legs amputated below the knee and the fingers of her right hand. She also lost three finger tips on her left hand. It also left her with a rare form of epilepsy which affects her balance. Horses have always played an important part in Diana’s life and she used riding as therapy to help in her recovery. Diana and her horse Horatio (Tio) are now aiming for the Paris 2024 Para Olympic Games as a Grade IV dressage rider.

Diana has overcome so many of the problems created by her disability and shown just how resilient and tenacious you have to be to perform at the highest level of sport. The bond between her and her horse is a testament to the hours spent in pursuit of their goal. It has been a real privilege to spend time with Diana and Tio and I am humbled by her determination and drive. I wish her well with her dream.

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