MORINI, Letizia

Letizia MoriniMaria Letizia Morini is a 23-year-old young woman with Down syndrome. She was born in Pesaro, a small town in Italy. Since the age of ten, she has been taking pictures because she says "The places I see are beautiful.” Her family took her desire seriously and bought her a real camera, and for years Letizia has been capturing beautiful and unique moments which turn into beautiful pictures. Her many friends, struck by the beauty of her photos, encouraged her to have an exhibit. The local town government supported her and the exhibit was done to raise funds for the Jerome Lejeune Foundation, so that "research may be done to help people like me.” Letizia lives at home in Pesaro with her parents and works as a teacher’s aid at the private nursery school which she attended as a child. Letizia has the diagnosis of Down Syndrome, but that's not what defines her. She is a daughter, a sister, an aunt, a friend to many, and an amazing photographer.