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