Princeton University Library Catalog

The blind photographer / introduction by Candia McWilliam ; edited by Julian Rothenstein and Mel Gooding.

Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
New York : Princeton Architectural Press, [2016]
Description:
213 pages : color illustrations ; 30 cm
Summary note:
A blind photographer "cannot see a butterfly perched perfectly still on a flower, a bowl of sweet-smelling fruit, or a child's rattle on a darkened floor, but the mind's eye is sharply focused. How do blind or partially sighted people capture such extraordinary images, of the kind inside this book? These ... photographs suggest a deeper truth: that blindness is itself a kind of seeing, and that those who can see are often blind to the strangeness and beauty of the world around them"--Page 4 of cover.
Notes:
  • Includes photography by Alicia Meléndez and others.
  • Publisher's summary: THE BLIND PHOTOGRAPHER cannot see a butterfly perched perfectly still on a flower, a bowl of sweet-smelling fruit, or a child's rattle on a darkened floor, but the mind's eye is sharply focused. How do blind or partially sighted people capture such extraordinary images, of the kind inside this book? These revelatory photographs suggest a deeper truth: that blindness is itself a kind of seeing, and that those who can see are often blind to the strangeness and beauty of the world around them. As the blind photographer Evgen Bavcar writes, "Photography must belong to the blind, who in their daily existence have learned to become the masters of camera obscura." Through the photographs of more than fifty blind or partially sighted people from around the world, this exhilarating book--the first to explore this phenomenon in all its vibrancy and diversity--will make you see differently.
Contents:
The photographs, including special features. Alicia Meléndez ; Aarón Ramos ; Tanvir Bush ; Pedro Rubén Reynoso ; Mickel Smithen ; Gerardo Nigenda ; Alberto Loranca ; Evgen Bavčar ; Jashivi Osuna Aguilar ; Ana María Fernández ; From India ; Pedro Miranda ; From China.
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Form/​Genre:
Biography.
ISBN:
  • 9781616895235 (hardcover : alkaline paper)
  • 1616895233 (hardcover : alkaline paper)
LCCN:
2016014936
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