Neurophototherapy: Playfully Unmasking with Photography and Collage

by Sonia Boué

“A love letter to late discovery!”

Sonia Boué’s new innovative collage-based self-help book for neurodivergent people has been funded by Arts Council England and supported by The Doug + Laurie Kanyer Art Collection. It has also been shortlisted for a Contemporary Collage Magazine Innovation Award, 2023.

Encompassing materials from Boué’s two-phase Neurophototherapy Project, it was launched online in collaboration with the London-based arts organisation, Autograph, on 20 November 2023.

Neurodivergent people, families, allies, arts and arts and health organizations, art lovers, photographers, collagists, therapists, community group leaders, and academics alike will find this original, informative, and upbeat publication of interest and relevance.

So that’s Neurophototherapy: therapeutic, empowering and – above all – FUN.

Dr. Joanne Limburg
Being more you by Sonia Boué
4.9″x5.8″; analog collage, Xerox printed on paper; 2021. Courtesy of the artist.

This joyful and life-enhancing collage-based creative method offers a gentle invitation to “reconnect with the sparky kid who didn’t mask…” Neurophototherapy is for neurodivergent people and anyone seeking to explore their true identity in new and creative ways. This method is suitable for artists and creative beginners alike.

Boué has identified a need for creative self-support strategies for people who discover their neurodivergent identities as adults. It is also a method that can be easily adopted by others.

This publication includes explanatory texts, colour photographs, collage works, and contextual essays by Dr. Joanne Limburg and Professor of Performance at the University of Kent School of Arts, Prof. Nicola Shaughnessy.

Neurophototherapy: Playfully Unmasking with Photography and Collage
by Sonia Boué
136 pages; 11.7″x8.3″
ISBN 978-1399969291
Self-published, Oxford, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom, 2023

A free PDF can be downloaded on both Autograph’s and Boué’s websites, and the paperback version can be purchased on Amazon. The Autograph website is also host to an online gallery, featuring collage works by the Neurophototherapy Project focus group and a new blog article by the author, Dr. Joanne Limburg.