Member of the Month July 2022
Hollywood On The Spectrum Statement
Having worked as an on-set Photographer for over 15 years, I was compelled to create this photo series after working with a talented group of actors from The Miracle Project who were on the Autism Spectrum. As an ally, my hope is to leverage my talents and connections in the industry to continue to build awareness and help reframe the conversation around diverse casting in Hollywood, by offering a new visual platform for attention and hearing from the group in their own words.”
Film and television have a profound ability to influence our lives, and one of the most powerful dimensions of this is the phrase “representation matters”. When someone from a historically underrepresented group sees themselves on screen, it can be transformational for both them and society. Until recently, representations of the spectrum of Autism were rare, and when such characters did appear, they were primarily played by neurotypical actors, for example, the most well known being the role of Dustin Hoffman in Rainman. As well as portraying them as characters who are mostly disheveled and always need help.
It is important to hear their voices when it comes to lived experiences. Wanting to delve deeper than just the still frame, I hired an EPK crew to document the talent’s experiences in their own words, watch their interviews, all are on my IG @bethdubberphotography
Born and raised in Cleveland, OH., Dubber earned double B.A.’s, one in German and the other in Studio Art from Cleveland State University.
Making her way to Los Angeles in 2003, she began a career as a unit still photographer in the entertainment industry where she currently works on feature films and television.
In between working on set, Dubber manages to work on her personal fine art photography, including her most recent series, “Hollywood On The Spectrum” and working on releasing her first book, “Hollywood ending”, 10 years of LA street photography from 2006-2016.
Beth’s commercial clients include ABC, AppleTv, Amazon, Cover Girl, Disney, Dove, FOX, HBO, Hulu, MTV, NBC, Netflix, Showtime, Universal Studios, and Warner Brothers. Her work has been featured in Entertainment Weekly, Hollywood Reporter, LA Times, NY Times, People Magazine, and Variety, among others.