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A new focus on life: Photographer unfazed after surgery leaves him blind – Green Valley News & Sun – Howard Benedict has certainly had a life-changing experience, but life goes on.
Albert Watson – Scotland on Sunday – Albert Watson has made a career out of photographing the bold and the beautiful but his Scottish roots keep pulling him to new projects … and potential retirement.
Blind Photography Block | Losing Vision Gaining Insight – Belinda Brasley faces a crisis in confidence.
Mobile 3D Display With Pen That Feels What You See (video) | Singularity Hub – with any luck, this could be helpful in displaying photographs to blind people.
Oliver Sacks Discusses Vision and ‘The Mind’s Eye’ : NPR – Oliver Sacks, who has a passion for stereo photography, talks about the loss of sight in one of his eyes, amongst other things. Incidentally, "The Mind’s Eye" is available in
Polaroid CES 2011 Teaser Promises Resurrection of Instant Photography – Softpedia – but it’s uncertain what the future holds.
Albert Watson – celebrity photographer, blind in one eye, featured on BBC Radio 4 Front Row
Blind Photographers – the WB – article prompted by the showing of "Dark Light", particularly the work of Pete Eckert.
Celebrity Photographer Johnny Nunez Partners With New Era to Launch His Limited Edition 59FIFTY Cap – he wants to encourage visually impaired youth to get into photography.
Dark Light: The Art of Blind Photographers – Flavorwire – a little background on the documentary recently screened on HBO.
[Book] Journeys Through Darkness | By Alina Oswald, Photographs by Kurt Weston – biography of Kurt Weston, who lost much of his sight through AIDS.
“Out of Darkness” by Nick Mandri – Blind Photography Documentary – Kickstarter – Spanish sound-track with English subtitles.
Photos By Blind Inspire Seoul – there has been an exhibition of blind photography since 2007. The photographers are assisted by volunteers at Seoul’s Sangmyung University, South Korea.
Training the blind to see – Science Show – 27 November 2010 – ABC Radio, Australia – enabling blind people to see images using sound.
Water droplet | Blinkie Photography – Andrew Follows captured this with a Nikon D90 and a macro lens.
Aiptek i2 3D HD Camcorder Review — Tech Tilt – the review isn’t exactly glowing.
An Insight into my world of photography | Blinkie Photography – Andrew Follows makes a case for more acceptance of visually impaired people in photography.
[Video] Blind Photography – Students at the Rancho Mirage, CA campus of the Braille Institute of America share their thoughts and photographs during a field trip to the Moorten Botanical Gardens in Palm Springs. Students range from partially sighted to totally blind.
Eyes Wide Open event – Rochester Cathedral | Tim Sharp Photography Blog – the project was developed in association with Kent Association of the Blind, and is an exploration in many media of Rochester Cathedral.
Photographer Interview – Andrew Follows & Eamon | Rule of Thirds Photography – Andrew Follows explains how the camera enables him to see. Eamon is his guide dog.
Sight Unseen – International Photography by Blind Artists, Flacon, Moscow – December 3 to 28, 2010. The exhhibition formerly shown in California.
The Perfect Focus: Blog of a legally blind photographer by richfavinger Personal blog of a legally blind photographer. Discussions and postings about Nystagmus, personal views of disability, triumphs, and tribulations of being visually disabled. A showcase of photography work.& nbsp;
A Foray into Infrared Photography | Shutter Photo – how to see in the dark in film and digital photography. But please note the dangers to your eyes when using infra-red equipment incorrectly.
Camera for the Blind / Nadeem Haidary – designed at the Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, Pittsburgh, PA. I take it, but don’t know, that this is what we frustrated photographers call a concept device – i.e., you can’t buy it at your local photo shop. Features include the ability to take sound clips along with each picture, and the possibility of making tactile versions of pictures.
Fall Photography – Russ Photo Shop – a photographer with poor colour vision can still find autumnal colours amazing. Some hints on getting the best shots.
Flashes of Light in the Darkest Depths: The Faith and Life of Blind Photographer Pete Eckert – Christine A. Scheller – Huffington Post – how Pete Eckert dealt with encroaching blindness, and how he gets his images.
Going Blind – the Movie with trailer video
Miracle of Sight: New Art Exhibit Shows the World Through Eyes That Were Once Blind – special project for those who have had corneal transplants has produced this exhibit of photographs.
Revisiting – Nothing Peripheral: A Sight Impaired Artist – Steven Erra is sight-impaired and was one of those who helped create the Seeing With Photography Collective in New York. Here he talks about his worsening sight, and what he might have to get rid of as a result. His light paintings are likely to stay!
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SF0 / comit / Seeing Beyond Sight Photo Challenge – presumably for normally-sighted people, the challenge is to hamper your eyes in some way (blindfold, shades, etc), take and then caption the most telling images you can.
Showing country kids what photography can do for the vision impaired | Blinkie Photography – Andrew Follows gets some interesting results from a workshop in a Melbourne school.
The Amazing Flo Fox | Street Reverb Magazine – celebrated New York blind photographer Flo Fox seems to be getting a new generation of fans.
Blind photographer: ‘The photographs I want to see the most are the ones of my son’ – Cıvan Ilici is called here, "Turkey’s first blind photographer”. Surely not? Also, plans for a museum of blindness and an exhibition of blind people’s photographs in Turkey.
More about Cıvan Ilici (Google translation from Turkish).
Blind With Camera event exposes 1,300 people to life without sight – UnLtd India -An event called Antarchakshu (The Eye Within), the project gave people a brief experience of sightlessness.
Open shutter into the unseen world – to mark World Sight Day (October 13th), the newspaper carried this article about the Beyond Sight Foundation in India.
Photography workshops for country kids | Blinkie Photography – Andrew Follows will run workshops that will encourage students to use their other senses to take photographs when they can’t see.
The Gift of Seeing – POR VIDA By Archie Modequillo | The Freeman – this is really about becoming more observant.
A retrospective Gerardo Nigenda – this great Mexican blind photographer died recently. He was curious about photography, and gradually developed ways of making images using all the senses, not just sight.
Beyond Sight – Joe Clawges uses the camera to see what his eyes cannot. Here there are photo galleries and an introduction to Joe’s photography. Visit
this site to get Joe’s advice on using a camera. He offers free training.
CameraBag for Windows Desktop | Bradford Smith – Bradford Smith introduces this desktop version of an iPhone app that contains loads of handy filters. A creative tool, not a PhotoShop replacement.
iPod touch (2010) first hands-on! (update: video!) — Engadget – many of the facilities of the iPhone without all the fuss of a mobile phone contract. Includes camera and microphone. Read
Apple’s Accessibility Page for details of VoiceOver, voice control, etc.
Life Goes On « see(more) photography blog – Laura Landry has put together some photos for the blog despite some life challenges.
our world our vision documentary | Blinkie Photography – a documentary is in the making about Andrew Follows, a legally blind photographer.
Photo now a ‘Capitol’ piece | lansingstatejournal.com | Lansing State Journal – Don Pixley had little experience of photography 5 years ago. Now, over 70 and colourblind, one of his photographs has been chosen for display at the Governor’s Mansion for a year.
Photography for the blind | Washington Times Communities – William Smith is a blind writer and photographer who has made many adaptations to deal with life. He is also the author of the
montgomery sideways blog.
Taiwan student invents free photography software for the blind – Taiwan News Online – Taiwanese student invents a system called “Dark Angel, the blind people’s camera,”, where images are captured on a Google Android phone and transferred to a tactile display via Bluetooth.
A new way of seeing – Yahoo! India – how Partho Bhowmick started the Blind With Camera project in Mumbai.
Blind Artist Wins New York City Photography Contest – Disaboom – Pete Eckert impressed the hjudges. This story must date back to 2005, which is probably why I haven’t seen it before.
Blind Photography – Artmix with contributions from Timothy O’Brien and Alex de Jong. "This ‘Digizine’ called by it’s number and title is therefore the first of an irregular series on whatever broadens our sights."
blindphotographers.org – just letting you know that the site is being rebuilt following a hacker attack.
Camera+ Pulled From App Store Over Hidden Feature – PCWorld – volume controls used in non-standard way violates Apple’s agreement.
Colour blindness and photography – PentaxForums.com – some challenges of being a colourblind photographer – discussion thread.
EV Grieve: The photography of Flo Fox – an appreciation of this well-known blind photographer. Also visit
Second Sight: Photographer Flo Fox on Her Appearance in ‘Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work’ – New York Magazine.
Flickr: vip_uc’s Photostream – "I am a photographer who is registered blind. My subjects include nature, urban, people, and curiosities." This is my own photostream, but as it turned up in a news feed, and is relevant, I’m bound to report it! The photos can be viewed as a slide show – there is a link on the page.
Fotógrafo Cego – Teco Barbero was born totally blind, and started photography at age 16 when his father got tired of being left out of the holiday photos! Brazilian site in Portuguese and English. It has a somewhat awkward Flash interface, though it can be bullied into working with screen readers up to a point.
Hillary Kuehn Photography: Foothills Learning Center Staff Part II and Annual BBQ – Hilary has seriously compromised vision, but with glasses can follow her love of photography.
How to Make a Photography Website for Free | eHow.com – some thoughts on presentation of your photographs.
london exhibition | Blinkie Photography – Andrew Follows’ projects include a journey to London to bring an exhibition, and to work with visually impaired and sighted photographers. He is inviting offers of sponsorship to achieve these.
No Limits – Reiki Wonder – Harry Cordellos wrote a book called ‘No Limits’. As a student, he studied photography, and has gone on to achieve great things in sport.
Starry, Starry Night by the Strobist – GlowGadgets Tech Bushcraft Gadget Photo Blog – the author realises that light pollution limits his view of the night sky as much as being "blind as a bat".
Why Photography by the Blind? – one of the basic tutorials on Blind With Camera School.
After The Rain « Losing Vision Gaining Insight – the photo might be disappointing at first, but let’s look at the details.
Albany ARC holds summer transition program – WALB.com News – visually impaired students with ambitions. One aims to run her own photographic business. Trust me, somehwhere on this messy page, there is a video (Flash) and a text article.
Arts Victoria Funding – Blinkie Photography – tight arts funding jeopardises Andrew Follows’ exhibition.
Aurora: Local photographer sees through a different lens – Jim Braun Marfan’s Syndrome, which affects his eyes and many other things. Photography, however, gives him several benefits.
Authors@Google: Tony Deifell | Business Strategies 101 – Tony Deifell taught blind children photography, and learned what it means to see.
Bllind Photography @ Losing Vision Gaining Insight – a feature on blindphotographers.org.
Capturing moments – a photography workshop in the Philippines included blind participants.
Field Test: Apple iPhone 4 Camera « The Phoblographer – some very strong features, but the iPhone 4 would not be everybody’s choice of primary camera.
Flickr: Help: Getty Images – your chance to have your images valued commercially.
Grants for Nonprofit Photography | eHow.com – USA sources of finance.
High Desert Sketches: Even Dust Devils Wear Prada In The Last Frontier – by George Covington, who is a photographer with about 10% normal vision. This is George in the day job, writing on this occasion about fashions.
In Blind Test iPhone 4 Camera Quality Bests All | AppCart – the 5 megapixel camera does well against several other phones and point-and-shoot cameras.
New Book on Photography for the Web – SitePoint’s “Photography for the Web” looks really like a useful basic guide to the nuts and bolts of photography.
New photo of Eamon and myself – Blinkie Photography – Andrew Follows considers tha dvantages of manual camera settings.
New SeeAbility initiative encourages creativity (From Basingstoke Gazette) – project that encourages blind people to be creative inclues photography and other arts.
SeeAbility Web Site
One Day On Earth – The World’s Story is Yours to Tell – take part in a world-wide documentary project on 10/10/10
Photographers "Banned for Life" for Taking Photos in Public Parking Lot » Photography Bay – another confrontation between photographers and officers of the law, this time in Miami Florida. This is a situation, this article says, that is unfair to both parties. For an alternative view of photography in public places, visit
Here’s looking at you. ‘Exposed: Voyeurism, Surveillance and the Camera’ at Tate Modern until 3 Oct – "There’s a moral blind spot at the heart of photography, writes Kerry William Purcell. It is a blind spot that was manifest in the recent outpouring of protestations and demonstrations concerning the possible criminalisation of street photography in London… "
Some IPhone 4 Cameras Have Yellowing Problem – the iPhone 3 doesn’t have this. Maybe a white balance issue?
Top 10 iPhone photo apps | ZDNet – well, there are plenty of lists like this of iPhone apps, but this one was compiled on evidence of what apps photographers used when entering a competition.
Watch: Visually Impaired Photography Students at Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind | jacksonville.com – down-to-earth account of the way students were introduced to photography.
Blind Photographers. I cant see the point. | Same Same Blog – well, the title describes the author’s state accurately enough.
Canon Voice Recognition Camera Patent: “Say Cheese” » Photography Bay | Digital Camera Reviews, News and Resources – Canon have filed a U.S. patent for a camera system that includes extensive voice commands
Caution: You May Be Blind | Maino’s Memos – a surprising number of people have problems seeing in 3D.
Changing your point of view « Tricia Through the Looking Glass – Gestalt Theory may be useful in changing perceptions.
Feasting the Eyes: Visual Art Created by Disabled Artists – photography and other visual arts, and some places online to find it.
FOTOGUY’s Photos on Facebook – motorsport – Guy Buckland is registered blind.
Royal Ontario Museum Announces New Accessibility Programs including tactile images.
Three Rules For (Blind) Photography « Losing Vision Gaining Insight – some good ideas for getting your pictures.
Blinkie Night Workshop in Melbourne – Blinkie Photography – Andrew Follows persuaded 5 sighted photographers to put on funny glasses and experience the city at night as blind photographers.
Experience | The image museum – The Alinari National Museum of Photography in Florence includes the ‘Touch museum’, where there are photographs represented by relief tactile versions – open to blind and sighted people alike.
FAQ: How do Blind Photographers Know What They Are Shooting? | Blind Photographers – Tim O’Brien explains some techniques that could be used by blind photographers.
Fisheye Connect to Launch June 1st – PPA Today – connects photographers and aspiring photographers with professional workshops internationally. Search your geographical area or by subject matter.
Improve your photography without buying gear – Craft & Vision – – ebook with 50 blog entries on improving your photography by improving your mind. $5.
New AdoramaTV Educational Videos Enhance the Adorama Learning Center – StreetInsider.com – videos to make you a better photographer.
New Photographic Exhibition – Blinkie Photography – Andrew Followswill have his own exhibition November 1st to 6th 2010 at Fortyfive Downstairs Gallery, 45 Flinders Lane Melbourne. Opening Night will be on Wednesday 3rd November (huh?)
Passionate Focus and Chicago ROCKS – Blind Eye Photography – blind photographer selected for chicago exhibit.
Photographer’s Just Do It List « Dave Cross – the website – ideas to get your creativity going. One of the suggestions is shooting blind.
Share Your Vision with people who are blind or visually impaired and Wikiscribe It! – Sighted people are invited to describe images, sighted and blind people alike can take part in the wiki and react. Maybe useful for our own images as blind photographers?
[Video] TV Feature – Blind Photography.mov – documentary where several people from London and 2 others from Leicestershire (including yours truly) talk about their experiences of blind photography.
VISIONS Memorandum in Support of New York State Licensure – New York Vision Rehabilitation Association’s Blog » Blog Archive supports blind people in keeping up activities they followed when sighted, including photography.