[Art_beyond_sight_educators] photography, film, Sight Unseen

Lisa Yayla fnugg at online.no
Fri May 21 12:04:20 UTC 2010

TV story - Blind / VI photographers in London wanted
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vip_uc says:
I received the following message today, and thought I'd pass it on to 
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From: "adytorial via Flickr (no-reply)"
Subject: [Flickr] blind photography for tv story
Date: 25 January 2010 15:49

:: blind photography for tv story

Hi, I and two colleagues are working on a tv story about
blind photography for school project. We need a blind or
visually impaired photographer around London as the source
who wants to share his/her experience in doing this thing.
Can you recommend someone around London?

Ady Nugroho
MA in Broadcast Journalism
Uni of Westminster



“The Eyes of Me” is February's Community Cinema film in the Grand 
Valley. The film at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 9, at the Mesa County Central 
Library, and at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 24, at Dinosaur Journey Museum 
in Fruita.

“The Eyes of Me” is both the title of the movie and a rap song composed 
by Chas, a blind teenage boy channeling his frustration and anger 
through a musical outlet. Because this movie is about the visually 
impaired, this documentary will be screened with audio descriptions 
added for people with visual impairment.

In order for the audience to simulate the experience of vision 
impairment, Jane Newton, one of the Grand Junction panelists, will 
provide various goggles and glasses so the audience may listen, just 
listen, and imagine the hurdles which must be overcome by those less 
fortunate to compete in our world of sight.
About the film
Enter the world of Chas, Denise, Isaac and Meagan, all teenagers at 
resident school TSBVI - Texas School for the Blind and Visually 
Impaired. There are more than 9,000 students attending 46 schools 
addressing the needs of visually impaired individuals.

Students, from freshmen to seniors, have come to TSBVI to learn, adapt, 
and live in a world without the advantages of sight. The problems which 
confront them might seem slight to those of us with vision, but every 
issue is compounded by loss of sight. Crossing a street, cooking dinner, 
living alone in an apartment or preparing for a prom, dealing with 
boyfriend/girlfriend relationships; these are a few of the many 
challenges made more complex by visual impairment.

Watch this film and discover what happens to Chas, Denise, Isaac and Meagan.


pdf link
Sight Unseen
Mini Exhibition

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