One Million Voices - News and Weather For The Quad Cities -

One Million Voices

Updated:
  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • IL Lawmakers Aim To Ban The Sale Of Microbeads

    IL Lawmakers Aim To Ban The Sale Of Microbeads

    Saturday, April 19 2014 7:55 PM EDT2014-04-19 23:55:32 GMT
    A measure working its way through the Illinois General Assembly would ban the sale of micro-beads in the state.More >>
    A measure working its way through the Illinois General Assembly would ban the sale of micro-beads in the state.
    More >>
  • Verdict of Davenport Vehicle Homicide Case

    Verdict of Davenport Vehicle Homicide Case

    Friday, April 18 2014 10:32 PM EDT2014-04-19 02:32:10 GMT
    DAVENPORT, IA -- A Scott County Jury deliberated on whether a man should be held responsible for a pedestrian death. The trail against driver, Dale Varner, happened this week. In September 2012, VarnerMore >>
    DAVENPORT, IA -- A Scott County Jury deliberated on whether a man should be held responsible for a pedestrian death. The trial against driver, Dale Varner, happened this week. In September 2012, VarnerMore >>
  • First Alert Weather 24/7

    KWQC 24/7 Weather

    KWQC 24/7 Weather is our 24 hour weather channel.  It's available here at KWQC.com, on Mediacom Channel 247 (in the Quad Cities), over the air on Digital 6.2 or you can call your local cable company...More >>
    KWQC 24/7 Weather is our 24 hour weather channel.  It's available here at KWQC.com, on Mediacom Channel 247 (in the Quad Cities), over the air on Digital 6.2 or you can call your local cable company to ask for KWQC 24/7 Weather.More >>

Quinn Kirkpatrick uses his talent to bring a message of awareness and acceptance. With the click of his camera, Quinn captures the innocence and beauty of children with Down Syndrome.

Quinn is a professional photographer in Davenport, and he photographed several children and young adults. The photos are part of an exhibit traveling the country designed to help change perceptions the public might have of people with Down Syndrome.

Quinn says the pictures make you stop and realize that these children are just as vibrant and wonderful as other kids. Each photo has a story along with it. Quinn's wife, Anne, interviewed several families and posted the stories for the exhibit.

 The photos are a mixture of children laughing, smiling, and sometimes even more serious looks.  Parents of children featured in the exhibit say it champions the cause for kids who have Down Syndrome, through the use of pictures.

The exhibit is intended to reach a million people, and change perceptions. There are nineteen photos in the exhibit. There are more than four hundred thousand people living with Down Syndrome in the United States.