Between Hope and Hype
30 Million individuals worldwide are in need of prosthetic limbs. 90 percent of those live in developing countries. My photographic project aims to shed light on the discrepancy between hope and hype in regards of 3D printed devices. In a NGO-hospital in Uganda a 3D printing study has been conducted applying a 3D printed socket to 30 study participants during a month-long trial. In Europe, 3D-printing is used for design objects or non-functional development aid. This reportage investigates the situation of people in need of prostheses, reasons for limb loss, hopes into 3D printed prostheses and whether 3D printing is an answer to the question how to give access to mobility and independency through prostheses to people in need.
Claudia Agati • Simon Clarke • Chrystal Ding • Doma Dovgialo • Fiona Filipidis • Ying Min Goh • Alejandro Gómez • Phillip Job • Jelca Kollatsch • Selim Korycki • Nayara Leite • Diarmuid McGarry • Yorli Mendoza • George Selley • Mattia Stompo • Harry Truman • Katie Waggett • Yi Yin • Alice Zoo •