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Prize-Winning Photographer is Completely Blind


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Peter Eckert lost his sight as an adult, but that didn't stop him from becoming an accomplished, professional photographer. He won the grand prize at Artists Wanted: Exposure 2008, an international exhibition. In the above short film about his work, Eckert says:

My blindness -- while it might be a curiosity and it's kind of a hook on some of my work and stuff -- I try to stand on the work, not on the idiosyncrasy of my disability.


Artist's Website via The Agitator

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I think I just went blind looking at those pictures. That's like making movies with a security camera. Just set up the camera, let it film for 2 hours, then show your movie.

The shots create themselves, but blurry images are blurry images. It's good for him as a hobby, but not exactly "Wow! What a amazing picture" territory.
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