Here's the re-do:
Miles is in the multicolored striped shirt at the far right, bottom row, out of his wheelchair and sitting on the bench. Miles's father, Don Ambridge, whose decision it was to exclude the wheelchair, says his son often sits out of his chair at home.
In a followup article at The Province, his parents acknowledged that they don't think there was any "malice" involved in the original photo. "I'm not on a warpath," his mother, Anne Belanger, was quoted saying. Miles's father "blames the photographer, not the school, for the error. But," the article continues, "he understands the photographer was likely under a time crunch and simply didn’t pause to think about making the photo more inclusive." Lifetouch Canada, the photography company, said the original photo was a mistake and that the composition wasn't done according to the training their photographers receive.
However, even before the wheelchair photo incident, the principal of Herbert Spencer Elementary School had already decided to find a new company for class photos because of several pre-existing complaints from teachers that the photographers weren't taking enough time with the class photos.
Miles's mother said she has been "overwhelmed" by all the support they've received from around the world.
Miles himself has not seen the original photo (which has received more than 4.2 million views at the Province site), but likes the new one. Here's the article about the re-do at The Province.
(Thanks to Peter Simmons)
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