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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.
Blind With Camera » Events & News – 24th & 25th Nov 2010 – Photo exhibition at the Leicester Grammar School, Leicester UK. Unfortunately, the exhibition seems to be confined to students and their parents/families. The Liverpool exhibition already mentioned in this blog is part of the short UK tour of this exhibition, and there will also be an exhibition at the Indian High Commission in London.
China and Photography – BBC In Touch transcript – 19 January 2010 – some months out of date, but very much worth a read if you haven’t read it already.
Download The vOICe Learning Edition 1.86 Free – Translates video into sound – targetting artificial sight for the blind – Softpedia – may be useful for those who want a sound representation of photos and other graphics.
Hope through a lens – Hindustan Times – two Mumbai blind photographers will be visiting the DADAFest exhibition in Liverpool.
Layering Light – The World of Blind Photographers – Photo Gallery – LIFE – blind photographer Pete Eckert uses light like a paintbrush.
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Blind photographer takes aim at life – karene203m – Sue McLeod, a Sygney woman, uses her other senses to frame her shots.
Dark Light: The Art of Blind Photographers – Neil Leifer – Huffington Post – this 30-minute documentary features Pete Eckert, Bruce Hall, and Henry Butler.
[Book] Journeys Through Darkness | By Alina Oswald, Photographs by Kurt Weston – this is the story of Kurt Weston, a long-term AIDS survivor and legally blind fine art photographer.
“Miracle of Sight,” photography by people who were once blind but can now see – Denver Post – Saturday-Nov. 24. Reception: 7-10 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $35, $25 in advance. Appetizers, wine and a silent auction is included. The photographers have had corneal transplants.
Partho Bhowmick’s Blind with Camera Photography School launches its Beyond Sight exhibition at Liverpool Cathedral – Liverpool Arts – Entertainment – Liverpool Daily Post – exhibition goe on until December 3rd.
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.
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.
Artists reach out to sight-impaired with touchable works at Plymouth show – The Boston Globe – not strictly on-topic for this column, but possibly interesting.
Bismarck photographer featured at Medora this summer – David Nix is blind in one eye, and has a passion for photography, particularly of the Theodore Roosevelt National Park and the Dakota landscape. He has an exhibition in Medora from 31st May until September.
Exhibition of visually impaired photographers at Olive – dnaindia.com – ‘Beyond Sight’, an exhibition by the ‘Blind with Camera’ Project in Mumbai until May 16th.
Featured Artist : Pete Eckert on a site named Artists Wanted, which seems to be completely impenetrable by screen reading software. Can’t comment on the content because of this.
Longing For Sight at MAMCO/BAC – re-thinking visual » press release – Laetitia Boulud and Alex de Jong presents the installation "longing for sight" at Mapping Festival in Geneva from 6 – 16 May, 2010.
Photographer Layla Love fighting to save her sight – New York Daily News – this successful photographer has a neurological condition that could rob her of her sight.
[Video] Seeing Again – Sonia Soberats became blind in 1991. Today she’s a photographer and works for Seeing With Photography Collective in New York City. The video gives an idea of how the Collective makes light paintings.
sensing what is possible – Daniel Sroka Open Studio – sighted photographer taking macro shots uses techniques that could be used by a blind photographer.
Trey Ratcliff: HDR Photography | Daily Art Fixx with some interesting examples of this High Dynamic Range photographic enhancement.
Blind Photography – I don’t know what site this is or what the content is due to the fussy and inaccessible interface. I understand that Tim O’Brien and Alex de Jong feature here.
Creating the Next Great Blind Film Maker – Perspectives from a Blind Point of View – Kevin Bright, producer of "Friends", is teaching a film class at Perkins School for the Blind. So what’s involved in a blind person taking a photograph or making a film?
Dark Light: The Art of Blind Photographers at the Newport Beach Film Festival « MYpress – Edwards Island Cinema 2, Newport Beach, CA.
In Touch with Art 2010 – a conference in October, 2010, for those interested in equal access to the arts for visually impaired people.
Joe Finkleman, Pete Eckert (Davis) Sacramento Poetry Center – Pete Eckert, founder of the Blind Photographers’ Guild, will be exhibiting works for the whole of May in Sacramento, California.
Volunteer Admin Assistant in the Arts Wanted – Blinkie Photography – Andrew Follows is looking for an assistant to further 2 Major projects, Photography Workshops for the blind. (Melbourne) and International Photographic Exhibition for 2012. (London).
APH InSights 2010 – Dog’s Eye View – while the Lighthouse exhibition, Insights Art Exhibition, is taking a break this year, the author will enter the APH exhibition, innovatively called Insights 2010.
Art That Reveals Our Need for Grace – Her.meneutics – comments on some films about disabled photographers, including ‘
Dark Light‘, which features Pete Eckert and Bruce Hall.
ArtFirst! promotes artists with disabilities, welcomes hospital visitors and raises money for the new facility – ArtFirst! at the University Medical Center at Princeton.
[Video] Blind Photography Documentary – "Out of Darkness" — Kickstarter – a project in Mexico in 2006 to teach photography to a group of blind people. The photography may be of bvalue in its own right, but it was used as a confidence builder to enable participants to take their place more firmly in society. Funds needed to improve the quality of the finished film. Spanish language with English subtitles.
"Dunnville’s blind musician" – Dunnville Chronicle – Ontario, CA – obituary to Wilson Amos Brooks, who was not only a dedicated musician but also for many years owned a photo studio and took photographs for weddings and the local paper.
Legally blind photographer sees the world differently | www.beaumontenterprise.com – Local – for Ralf Mims, the best part of a trip is looking at the photos on a large computer monitor when he gets home. He has retinal dystrophy, which has similar effects to macular degeneration.
New Digital Lifestyle – information about Lisa Murphy, a photographer with a CNIB certificate in tactile graphics, who has published a book called ‘Tactile Mind’, erotica for blind people with raised graphics.
One man’s journey of sight loss | Action for Blind People Blog – among Toby Davey’s achievements in life, he has a degree in photography.
Turn your iPhone into a camera for iPad | iPad Application Developer – a very expensive way of adding a 3-megapixel camera to your iPad.
[Video] Understanding pictures in vision and touch | Lecturecasts [flexibility, accessibility, diversity] | Centre for Teaching and Learning | UTSC – Understanding pictures in vision and touch: Lines, perspectives and metaphors from cave art to the present.