Program teaches blind to learn photography

Founded five years ago, the foundation teaches the blind and visuallt impaired to use their other senses to choose subjects, create images and express in photographs how they perceive the world.

Program teaches blind to learn photography

A group of 30 visually impaired or blind people are learning photography with the help of the Mexico City foundation called Eyes That Feel.

Founded five years ago, the foundation teaches the blind and visuallt impaired to use their other senses to choose subjects, create images and express in photographs how they perceive the world.

For example, the students are taught to photograph the sounds they hear or the smells they sense.
The students are also taught to use the warmth of the sun to know where to place themselves to photograph their subject.

They learn to touch a flower to sense its shape before photographing it, or to listen for the wind blowing through leaves to locate a tree.

One participant, Dominguez Guzman, who has taken scores of photos of his guide dog, a three-year-old golden retriever, as well as anyone who helps him navigate the chaotic streets of Mexico City.

Cihan news agency

Last Mod: 28 Eylül 2011, 14:12
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