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How one father learned to speak to his autistic son through photography.


It can be hard to communicate, even for two people who speak the same language. For Timothy Archibald, it was nearly impossible to communicate with his own son. Elijah’s strange ticks and and incomprehensible rituals were an endless source of frustration for Timothy, who began photographing them for doctors when Elijah was 5, hoping for some kind of diagnosis. What he discovered was a language he could share with his autistic son.

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  • Alessandra Rizzotti

    This is really beautiful. Love the peaceful moments he captured.

    • Wonderist

      Right? I get so emotional about this for some reason - there's something intangibly special in those moments.

      • Alessandra Rizzotti

        The moments he captured in this series seem so quiet too-- and I imagine, in his son's mind, it is probably not like that at all.