Seeing Beyond Sight

As unusual as the idea of blind photography may seem at first, there have been many people and organizations at the intersection of visual impairment and visual arts for a long time.

Famous visual artists

Many famous visual artists continued to work with varying degrees of success after becoming visually impaired, among them Mary Cassatt, Honoré Daumier, Edgar Degas, Claude Monet, Edvard Munch, and Georgia O’Keeffe. Degas and Munch even took up photography later in their careers, partly because of their failing eyesight. A good resources in this area is The Eye of the Artist by Michael Marmor.

Notable blind photographers

Faith & Seeing

The metaphors from Seeing Beyond Sight find resonance across various religious beliefs. See examples of how the stories from the book have been used in Jewish and Christian and Buddhist traditions.

Literature & film

Videos on human perception

Other resources

A few inspiring stories

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