East Tennessee photographer goes viral on TikTok for dispelling stereotypes

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) – Houston Vandergriff is an international award-winning photographer with down syndrome. He takes breathtaking pictures all over the world and right here in Tennessee.

Houston and his sister wanted to share Houston’s accomplishments on the social media app TikTok.

It took 10 minutes to make the video before Easter dinner, but his mom Katie says it was years in the making.

“I think that’s the power of TikTok and social media. The story resonated with a lot of people. We’ve gotten responses from people around the world, like from parents with a diagnosis of an expected child with down syndrome, and it seems to have hit a chord and really has given a lot of hope to people,” said Katie.

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