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'First and Foremost I Am'

Updated 9:28 AM ET, Tue March 31, 2015
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Christopher Logi, age 9 months Courtesy Sigga Ella
Sigrun, age 10 Courtesy Sigga Ella
Bjorgvin Axel, age 23 Courtesy Sigga Ella
Bjork, age 55. "We don't often see older people with Down syndrome, and individuals with Down syndrome are often portrayed as being the same," photographer Sigga Ella said. "My goal was to show diverse personalities in a broad age range, to show that although they share the syndrome, they are all unique." Courtesy Sigga Ella
Svanur Jon, age 6 Courtesy Sigga Ella
Halldora Jonsdottir, 30, wrote a newspaper article that inspired the series' title, "First and Foremost I Am." Courtesy Sigga Ella
Finnbogi, 12 Courtesy Sigga Ella
Birta, age 3 Courtesy Sigga Ella
Baldur Ingi, age 2 Courtesy Sigga Ella
Helga Bergmann, 14 Courtesy Sigga Ella
Oskar, age 60 Courtesy Sigga Ella
Kristinn Thorri, age 13 Courtesy Sigga Ella
Garoar, age 8 Courtesy Sigga Ella
Hildur, age 37 Courtesy Sigga Ella
Daoi, age 36 Courtesy Sigga Ella