Beyond Sight Photo Exhibition

November 23, 2007 | Mark Goldstein | Photographers | Comment |

Beyond Sight Photo ExhibitionBeyond Sight is a multi-sensory exhibition of photographs by blind and visually impaired people, held at the Association of Photographers gallery in London. In recognition of International Day of Disabled People 2007, images by groups in the UK and Mexico trained by PhotoVoice and Sight of Emotion will be exhibited alongside work by renowned sighted and blind photographers, including Gerardo Nigenda and Martin Parr. The exhibition will celebrate the possibilities of photography; a medium traditionally regarded as the domain of sighted people, and will challenge our conventional understanding of visual communication and of what it means to ‘see’. The exhibition runs from 3rd - 8th December 2007.

Photovoice Press Release

Beyond Sight - A multi-sensory exhibition of photographs by blind and visually impaired people

3rd - 8th December 2007, Association of Photographers, 81 Leonard Street, London EC2A 4Q8

Gallery opening times: Monday - Friday 10am - 6pm, Saturday 12pm - 4pm Admission free. Gallery partially wheelchair accessible. Nearest tube:
Old Street.

Opening night: Monday 3rd December, 6.30pm - 8.30pm RSVP to April Coetzee: april@photovoice.org

Free talk on blind photography by Sight of Emotion founder Gina Badenoch Thursday 6th December, 7pm To book a place email gallery@aophoto.co.uk or call 020 7739 6669

In recognition of International Day of Disabled People 2007, images by groups in the UK and Mexico trained by PhotoVoice and Sight of Emotion will be exhibited alongside work by renowned sighted and blind photographers, including Gerardo Nigenda and Martin Parr. The exhibition will celebrate the possibilities of photography; a medium traditionally regarded as the domain of sighted people, and will challenge our conventional understanding of visual communication and of what it means to ‘see’.

Through using audio captions and descriptions, Braille signage and tactile relief images, the exhibition will be accessible to all, furthering our awareness of the relationships between vision, blindness, sensory experience and imagery. This show will demonstrate that loss of sight need not be prohibitive to participation in photography either as an artist or a viewer.

‘To me, photographs are something magical: you can stop time. I am an amateur and an enthusiast; three years ago I lost my sight and then I discovered that I could take pictures again. I regained trust, my life changed.’
Luis Bautista, workshop participant, Mexico

For more details visit www.photovoice.org or call PhotoVoice on 020 7033 3878

Beyond Sight Photo Exhibition



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