This September, Blind Veterans UK members are making their way to our Sheffield Centre for the Photography Holiday; this holiday encourages our members to share their passion for snapping! But you may ask, how does it work when one can’t see?
Photography can be seen as impossible for a blind or visually impaired person, but this is absolutely not the case! Yes it’s a challenge, especially as the very nature of photography is visual; however anyone who is registered as visually impaired can become a photographer, being classed as a “blind photographer”. Blind Veterans members who have a passion for taking pictures can become blind photographers, learning how to pick up a camera, overcome the technical hurdles and capture beautiful images in this special tailor-made holiday course.
Members are encouraged to find out what type of photography they are interested in, share their experiences with the group and discover new techniques and approaches, highlighting some real talent! The holiday is also a great place to discuss how blind photographers can work, and to explore why they pursue it despite the challenges.
A selection of photographs from last year’s Photography Holiday can be seen at Brighton’s Artwave Festival (closes 9 September), and be sure to keep an eye out on the blog for some talented photographs from this year’s holiday, coming soon…