The Odd Piece

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My first book, 'The Odd Piece' has just been published. It is now available to purchase as a paperback from The Great British Bookshop and as an Ebook from Google Play at
Woven together with poetry and prose, 'The Odd Piece' is an autobiographical narrative which explores my complex and often challenging relationship with autism. To accompany the book, I have started a blog which looks at  the concepts in the book in more detail. This is also available as a podcast (narrated by myself.) The blog, podcast and more information about the book can be found on a separate site dedicated to The Odd Piece.
Upcoming exhibition with Dorset Independent Photographers
From 22nd October - 6th November I will be exhibiting at the Sou'-Sou'-West Gallery in Symondsbury with fellow members of Dorset Independent Photographers.
For this exhibition I have chosen images which have been taken using my 35mm Minox film camera.

Lysis

Solo Exhibition at The Malt House, Lyme Regis - September 2022
It was great to exhibit in Lyme Regis again this year. Thank you to everyone who visited the gallery.
Dorset Art Weeks - 14th - 29th May 2022
Phew, what a marathon!
Dorset Art Weeks 2022 has now finished and, although there were fewer visitors this year, it was great to be able to show my work again. Here are a few of the comments written in the visitors’ book.
"Alison your work is fantastic!!"
"Superb photography, wonderful insight into what is around us."
"Excellent show, as expected!"
Time now to prepare for the Dorset Independent Photographers Exhibition in the Borough Gardens, Dorchester from 13th – 21st August. Dorset Independent Photographers is a small group of photographers with varied and eclectic photographic styles so, if you have the opportunity to visit the exhibition, rest assured you won’t be disappointed.
Royal Photographic Society Talk
On Thursday April 28th at 19.00 (BST) I will be giving a talk to the Royal Photographic Society entitled, "The Cloak of Conformity and the Corset of Expectation."
"As someone who is on the autism spectrum, Alison Webber has expended a great deal of time and energy creating different versions of herself in an attempt to fit into society’s expectations of how she should behave. She refers to this disguise as the Cloak of Conformity and the Corset of Expectation. She says: "The corset shaped me into an idealised form whilst the cloak displayed a version of me to the world which said, 'Look I fit in.' "
"The Cloak of Conformity and the Corset of Expectation tells the story of their relationship with photography and autism and the ways in which their photographic journey has helped them realise that the cloak and the corset have been suffocating their creativity and that by discarding them they can express their true identity."
The talk is free to attend and is open to anyone. You will, however, need to book a place via the RPS website in order to receive your Zoom link.
Upcoming Exhibitions 2022
May 14th - 29th Dorset Art Weeks (solo exhibition)
September 16th - 22nd Town Mill, Lyme Regis (solo exhibition)
September 23rd - 29th Town Mill, Lyme Regis (Dorset Independent Photographers)
October 22nd - November 6th The Gallery, Symondsbury Estate (Dorset Independent Photographers)
Exhibition at the Town Mill, Lyme Regis
04th August 2021
"Through an Aspergic Lens"
It was great to have a solo exhibition this year. I met a lot of visitors who were genuinely interested in my work which was fantastic. As a result I am really looking forward to returning to the Town Mill next year.
Image courtesy of John Grindle.
Fellowship of the Royal Photographic Society
23rd November 2020
Good news! Back in September this year I was awarded a Fellowship from the Royal Photographic Society. You can see my panel of images in my RPS Distinctions Gallery.
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More Success at the Royal Photographic Society
23rd October 2018
IOn 17th October I presented a panel of work to the Royal Photographic Society in Bath in the hope of gaining the ARPS distinction. I am pleased to say that I was successful and that I am now Alison Webber ARPS. You can see my panel of images in my RPS Distinctions Gallery.
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Instagram
20th June 2018
You can now find Alison Webber Photography on Instagram @through_an_aspergic_lens.
Moments in Time
15th April 2018
Great news - my first book, entitled "Moments in Time" has now been printed and is for sale! "Moments in Time" is a collection of monochrome images of Dorset taken by myself over the last year.
Some of you will already know that I am keen to support the Alzheimer's Society so I'll be making a personal donation to the Alzheimer's Society with the profits raised from the sale of this book.
The books cost £12 + £2.50pp if required. If you would like to buy a copy then please contact me.
Many thanks
Cover of bopok "Moments in Time"
Success at The Royal Photographic Society
06th February 2018
Good news - I attended an LRPS assessment day at The Royal Photographic Society (RPS) in Bath and I am pleased to say that I was successful. So I am now Alison Webber LRPS. You can see my panel of images in my RPS Distinctions Gallery.
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