“Every Tuesday, a group of visually impaired photographers come together in Manhattan, New York City. Some of the people attending are partially blind, while others have suffered from visual degeneration at an early age, or they were born blind. The name of the group is Seeing with Photography Collective (SWCP).
Global Voices: “In a book titled Shooting Blind, Mark Andres, the founder and head of this collective, explains that he has had many roles in this organization. As a matter of fact, he has worked as music arranger, guide, instructor, coworker, and sometimes as the main photographer or assistant. This means that cooperation among the team members and the volunteers commitment are the key of the group, for which light painting is the most common technique.
Lifting the Blindfold;The Seeing With Photography Collective
This exhibition can be seen in New York in the Long Island Center of Photography in the Afroamerican Museum, which is located in the 110 Franklin Street, Hempstead, Long Island until June 29th. SWPC also invites you to visit its Flickr page. ”
Image above by by Mark Andres.
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