As part of our drive to raise awareness of Addison’s Disease, we’ve started a project which will culminate with an exhibition and book - Facing Addison’s. 

The exhibition will feature photo portraits of people affected by Addison’s Disease, telling their stories. It will be an inspiring, uplifting and loving portrait of our community.  We’ll be featuring people for whom Addison’s is the least interesting thing about them.

Our collaborator is award-winning photographer Lucy Sewill, best known for her perceptive portraits of major British celebrities.  Lucy specialises in one-on-one informal portraiture.  Her work has been published world-wide and appeared in national newspapers and magazines.  Lucy’s work features in the collection of the National Portrait Gallery and has been exhibited at the Glastonbury Festival, The Ivor Novello Awards and Waterson Manor.

martin by lucy sewill

Lucy has captured many well-known faces - including David Cameron, Boris Johnson, Dame Edna Everage, Terry Wogan, Tony Benn, Kate Adie, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Phil Collins, Dizzee Rascal, Gary Kemp, Chris Difford, Bob Geldof, Midge Ure, Mark Knopfler and Tim Rice.

Lucy also happens to have Addison’s Disease, but is adamant that the condition does not define her.

The photo-shoot is pencilled in for early Summer.  We’ll be sharing further details of the public exhibition and book as the project progresses, later this year. 

The exhibition will be launched in London with a gala event for Addison’s Friends, our grant-awarding foundations and corporate sponsors.  

There might even be one or two celebrities joining us – shhhhh!

Stay tuned for updates on the website and follow @Lucysewill on Twitter or Instagram.