Tuesday, 26 May 2009

Sight unseen

Seeing with Photography Collective - Radiant Abyss, 2003

Photography is often said to be about what you feel rather than what you see. An exhibition called 'Sight Unseen', currently on at the California Museum of Photography, goes a long way to proofing that theory. I mentioned the link on my twitter feed but the images are so wonderfully exquisite that i thought I'd mention it again here.

What makes the photography at the exhibition so astounding is the fact that the images were taken by twelve blind photographers from all over the world. Many of the photographs are visually powerful and range from portraiture to fine art. To be honset, it's some of the best photography i've seen in a long time. I especially love the photograph above. To visit the online gallery and view these fantastic images go to http://www.cmp.ucr.edu/.

The BBC website, where i came across the work, also have a rather good little audio video presentation about the exhibition that can be viewed HERE

1 comment:

.kat. said...

Fantastic exhibition from
the looks of it! The images
that they featured in that
clip blew me away!