Blind Photographers

Back in June 2010, Chuck posted about a blind photographer, Rosita McKenzie, who was having her work shown at the Edinburgh Art Festival. But apparently Rosita is not unique. There's quite a few blind photographers. Enough for there to be a website devoted to the community of blind photographers, Although the site expands its coverage to include visually-impaired photographers.

There's also an accompanying flickr group: blind photographers. I suspect most of the photos were taken by people who are merely visually impaired. That is, maybe they wear glasses. Because the photos are simply too well composed to have been taken by people who can't see at all what they're doing.

     Posted By: Alex - Fri May 04, 2012
     Category: Disabilities | Photography and Photographers

I took a look at the sites and have to agree that impaired seems more realistic.

That said I'll relate a story about a National Geographic photographer who was sent over here to take a picture of the Parthenon. He hired a friend of mine to be guide and assistant. In a matter of a couple of hours the guy unloaded between 50 and 70 rolls of film (somewhere around 2,000 frames), paid off my friend, and hopped on a plane back to the US.

I've found, over the decades, that the really, really good stuff comes along at a rate of 1 in 1,000 and that's when you think you know what you're doing. Digital photography has uncorked the genie and PhotoShop (et al) has given the muse wings.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 05/04/12 at 11:24 AM
I tend to think through how and what I'm trying to capture because I'm cheap and the attitude has migrated over to how I use an electronic camera. Some of these photographers do very good work. I liked the story and portfolio of the color blind photographer.
Posted by KDP on 05/04/12 at 12:53 PM
Ah, but if it wasn't for blind photographers, some families would never have a family portrait.
Posted by Baughbe on 05/04/12 at 03:44 PM
So where are the blind porn movie camera operators ?
Posted by BrokeDad on 05/04/12 at 07:41 PM
I'm a teacher of the blind and visually impaired, so I take notice of things like this. Here are a couple of links to stories of blind filmmakers and a visual artist:şref_Armağan
Posted by ges on 05/07/12 at 09:52 PM
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