Cerci Gaia is a Cooperative for Education and Rehabilitation of Unadapted Citizens. It was founded in 1976 by a group of fathers and mothers of mental disabled children who couldn't find a place for them at kindergartens and schools.
The main goal of the Organization, and with all the commitment, is to achieve is the autonomy and socialization of the disabled person and the promotion of individual well-being, favoring their inclusion in the different environments in which every citizen moves. These are portraits of the people that spend their days at Cerci Gaia.
João Cruz is a photographer based in Porto, Portugal. He has shot for Port wine companies, restaurants and organizations, among others. His personal work is based on the connection between people and nature, identity and sense of place.
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