How can blind people become photographers? That is ridiculous. However, they can.
Blind people can feel pictures. What? Yes, they can feel light. If the blind photographer feels hot, the light source is strong; if the blind photographer feels cool, then the light source is weak. They take pictures from their perspective. The blind have a different feeling about things. They use photos to tell people what they see.
“The most sophisticated photographers in the world have often used the simplest cameras in the simplest ways” http://edition.cnn.com/style/article/the-blind-photographer/index.html For blind people, the most complicated and advanced cameras are not necessary. What blind people need is a way to tell people who have great eyesight about their feelings about light, sound and wind. These are things we have forgotten because we are used to them.
Sometimes, we see things according to our stereotypical image of them. We ignore the beauty of things around us. But, everything is new for blind people. They have fresh eyes for everything. They can show us a different beauty in things. Many photographers want to take pictures of beautiful women only, but, the blind photographers take pictures of every woman. They see beauty in everyone, not the outside of people.
When we think of blind people, we feel sorry for them; because there are a lot of things they cannot see. But, there are more things they can do than things they cannot do. Sometimes, we feel lucky because we can see things. But, when we see things according to stereotypes, we also lose our ability to see. Who are real blind people?
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