Capturing Spirit

Saul Mendoza

After having polio as a child, Saul Mendoza went on to become a paralympic athlete and won two gold medals, one silver, and three bronze over seven Paralympic Games, including a gold at the 1996 Atlanta Paralympic Games. In 2000 he was voted Mexico’s Athlete of the Century. His motto: “There are no barriers for success.” The above portrait and other photographs of people living with disabilities by Atlanta photographer Billy Howard are on display at Emory’s School of Medicine, sponsored by the Journal of Humanities in Rehabilitation.   

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"Mexico’s Saul Mendoza" (World Para Athletics)

Portrait of Spirit: Images and Interviews of People with Disabilities