In the article “Capturing Dinosaurs and Whales, Without Seeing Them” A group consisting of partially blind and blind photographers explores the American Museum of Art History to capture and recreate exhibits. The trip was supervised by Vision, a Manhattan based organization that provides services for the visually impaired. The exhibit and scenery in the museum was careful described to photographers who couldn’t see, which allowed the individual to recreate their environment mentally. Vision really wanted to give photographer a sense and art form to photography rather than just to point and click, blind or not.
I was kind of surprised at the fact that there were blind photographers; I didn’t really think this was possible. Up on until this point I thought photography only was about seeing and experiencing, but its also about recreating whether on a piece of paper or mentally. I was astonished at the fact that vision helped blind photographers recreate scenes from their past memory to create photography; this form of construction of photography really gives it a more personal touch and sense of depth to the photographer. I would never think a blind person could be a photographer for obvious reason, I’m really happy I found this article. It has really showed me anyone with an imagination and passion can be a photographer.