[Art_beyond_sight_educators] Blind From Albinism, Photographer Uses Camera for Eyes

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Wed Apr 4 09:12:14 UTC 2012


Link to articke plus video on two other stories about Albinism.



Blind From Albinism, Photographer Uses Camera for Eyes

"Amy Hildebrand 
was born blind. Just hours after delivery, her parents were told that 
she would never ride a bike, attend regular school or watch movies with 

"The doctors told them, 'She can't do this, and she can't do that.' They 
had that sensitive conversation then walked out the door," said 
Hildebrand, now 27, with a hint of sarcasm. "Here's your baby."

Today, the Cincinnati native has defied all those predictions. She is an 
accomplished visual artist, running a photography business with her 
husband, whom she met in a college darkroom.

"I was told I was going to have to go to a blind school and read 
Braille, but I still can't read Braille," said the feisty photographer, 
who said she can do "pretty much anything."


Amy Hildebrand's

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