at how you perceive and what you assume."
~ Shambhala Sun
~ Utne Magazine
in print today. . . at once jarringly familiar and unfamiliar, astoundingly complex and heartbreakingly simple.”
~ Disaboom's Top 10 Books of 2008
~ Tao of Photography
~ Cedric Canard, Plop
"What are you thinking, teaching photography to blind people?" — Jackie, one of the first three students to take the class, was incredulous.
Melody's wrote about her self-portrait (above):
I just set the camera up on a shelf and pushed a button to make it go off by itself. I stood back and held my teddy bear.
That's the teddy bear my ex-boyfriend game me on my birthday. We broke up the day before Valentine's Day. It just tore me apart, because I was just sittin' there in the corner like, "I don't have no one." I mean, I cried the whole night.
Photography wasn't the obvious subject to teach at Governor
Morehead School for the Blind.
As a photographer, I feared losing my eyesight and began to wonder, "If I were blind, could I still make photographs?"