Seeing differently: Visually impaired and sighted photographers collaborate to create unique images


posted Thursday, December 3, 2015 at 5:13 PM EDT


The New York-based Seeing With Photography Collective brings together both visually impaired and sighted photographers, who collaborate to create beautiful, unique works of photographic art. In addition to holding numerous exhibitions around the world, it also published a book titled Shooting Blind: Photographs by the Visually Impaired.

In a video by Narratively, we get to see the members of the Seeing With Photography Collective work and collaborate with their instructor, artist Mark Andres. Andres said that people wouldn't teach [the visually impaired] because "people were afraid to," and that he "went in assuming that everyone was just a person who could do things. I didn't think of any deficits in terms of what they weren't able to do."

The visual impairment and their history varies from person to person, so every member of the collective has a unique story to share. Watch the video below to see the group collaborate with one another and capture images.

That visually impaired individuals are able to create the images that they do is very inspiring and impressive. Their different perspective of the world lends itself to creating different images. As a member of the collective states in the video, "To know that someone can do this totally blind, it's almost unbelievable."

To see more of their work, visit their website and also their Flickr

(Seen via Petapixel