In recognition of International Day of Disabled People 2007, images by groups in the UK and Mexico trained by PhotoVoice and Sight of Emotion will be exhibited alongside work by renowned sighted and blind photographers, including Gerardo Nigenda and Martin Parr. The exhibition will celebrate the possibilities of photography; a medium traditionally regarded as the domain of sighted people, and will challenge our conventional understanding of visual communication and of what it means to ‘see.
Beyond Sight – A multi-sensory exhibition of photographs by blind and visually impaired people
3rd – 8th December 2007, Association of Photographers, 81 Leonard Street, London EC2A 4Q8
Gallery opening times: Monday – Friday 10am – 6pm, Saturday 12pm – 4pm Admission free. Gallery partially wheelchair accessible. Nearest tube:
Opening night: Monday 3rd December, 6.30pm – 8.30pm RSVP to April Coetzee: firstname.lastname@example.org
Free talk on blind photography by Sight of Emotion founder Gina Badenoch Thursday 6th December, 7pm To book a place email email@example.com or call 020 7739 6669
Through using audio descriptions and tactile relief images, the exhibition will be accessible to all, furthering our awareness of the relationships between vision, blindness, sensory experience and imagery. This show will demonstrate that the loss of one sense need not be prohibitive to participation in photography either as an artist or a viewer.
A documentary exploring the subject of blind photography, filmed on location at the workshops in Mexico and London will also be shown at the exhibition. On the 8th December both project participants and staff will be talking about their experiences at the gallery.