A strong spirit

A resident of Indonesia Rusidah Badawi shows an example that for a creative person physical disability is no problem. After a car accident, she lost her both hands. But the 44-year-old woman was able in spite of everything, and become a professional photographer for 20 years successfully working in her own studio.

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At the age of 12 Rusidah got into an accident, after which her arm was amputated on both hands.

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The girl grieved her disability, even dropped out of school. But as an adult, she begged her parents to buy a camera.

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Now Rusidah owns her own studio in the Indonesian city of Purvoredzho.

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After graduating in 1989 from high school, she began studying Rusidah in a professional rehabilitation center for disabled people in the city of Solo. There she took courses in sewing and photography. It was then passion for photography born in her heart.

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Rusidah lives with her husband and 13-year-old son in the village Botoredzho.

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Prior to 2010 Rusidah mostly enjoyed a film camera. And then, Canon gave her a digital camera, Canon 550D and flash.

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A female photographer providing her services at weddings, carnivals and other rural activities. Local authorities also periodically hire her.

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Since 20 years Rusidah is successfully working in her own studio and at the same time taking care of her family, which in addition to her husband and son is also her 12-year-old quadriplegic nephew.

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Rusidah earns in a month from 22 to 44 U.S. dollars. 70 cents is worth a picture.

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Rusidah recognizes that disability complicates her life. But it is not in any way will not make her give up her dreams. She does not want to remember the details of the accident, but says that without it hardly would love a profession photographer.

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Rusidah - a vivid example of what a strong spirit of a talented human can conquer his/her body.

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