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Dec 01, 2011 07:53 |  #1

I saw this on yahoo news. A blind photographer is featured, who creates "visionary art".

http://news.yahoo.com …ns--photo-1322614184.html (external link)

Here is the guy, Craig Royal. http://blog.blindphoto​graphers.org/profiles/​craig-royal/ (external link)

They have a website for blindphotographers, and one of them even shot for playboy! Go to the home page of that website and you can see the story (that particular story is not safe for work, obviously)


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Dec 01, 2011 09:51 |  #2

Interesting although I must admit that the word "blind" makes me think of someone who can see absolutely nothing. It seems that these people have at least some sense of sight.




  
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Dec 01, 2011 09:55 |  #3

Why not? There are many oxymorons in our society. ;)


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Dec 01, 2011 12:26 |  #4

I'm not sure what to think of that. I do think those images (in the first link) are interesting and would make nice pieces of art, I still have a hard time understanding the concept. Sort of like a deaf person (who might feel vibrations and certain tones) trying to make music. Of course I think they should feel free, even encouraged to participate, I guess I just don't know what to think of the whole "technical" aspect of this "art".


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Dec 02, 2011 00:03 |  #5

jra wrote in post #13479378 (external link)
Interesting although I must admit that the word "blind" makes me think of someone who can see absolutely nothing. It seems that these people have at least some sense of sight.

I wasnt sure about this, if they were totally blind, or just vision impaired a little. I saw a picture of a guy with a eye patch and was hoping he didnt classify himself as "blind". I havent read the article in detailed yet since I have lots of deadlines this week.


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Dec 02, 2011 14:53 |  #6

The legal/medical definition for blindness is indeed well above the point where one can't see anything entirely. I know someone who is legally blind and has a guide dog who can see on her phone/computer (within reason, it has to be clear text at a decent size and her eyes - with thick glasses - are only inches away. She certainly can't see dangers such as a car coming through a red light.

It is quite an assumption to judge whether one can or cannot see, or is classified as blind, simply by the fact that they wear an eyepatch. Anyone who is legally blind has a medical diagnosis, they don't classify themselves.


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Dec 02, 2011 14:59 |  #7

title is misleading. BLIND? or visually impaired, two different situations.

i don't get it.


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Dec 04, 2011 10:00 |  #8

As stated above Blind does not mean you can not see anything there are many medical reasons for this type of registration, and infact it has been changed to Servierly Sight Impaired and sight impaired. I belong to a group called photographers with disability and I know 2 other people that have visual impairment along with myself. Digital photagraphy has made it easer for people like me as you can take the images and go home and check them and in my case this is the first time I realy see them, I also tend to take a lot more images the same with the hope that I will get one that I can use were as someone without visual impairment may take one or two. No I cant use MF and not all my images are sharp but I try and enjoy it what ever.:)


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