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Moreover, blindness does not preclude a technical understanding of how a camera works, and the rudiments of good imaging technique.
Photography is not about the sense of sight, it's beyond sight, it's about what we are, it's about being, it's about awareness... It's about being awareness itself.
So much of taking great pictures is seeing things from a new perspective, and I learned that that's definitely in the cards when blind students take pictures.
(Below is an essay I wrote for my friend and bowling buddy Andy Ilachinski's blog ([...]). Mr. Deifell commented on my own blog that he would like to see this essay here. Read morePublished on July 20, 2010 by David S. Mazel
Fine-art photography is first-and-foremost a visual language by which otherwise hidden truths and meanings - of the world and self - are revealed by the observer / artist. Read morePublished on January 19, 2009 by Andrew Ilachinski
A student of mine made a presentation about this book in my class last year and based on his recommendation (thanks, Duane) I ordered a copy. Read morePublished on March 13, 2008 by Kevin Killian