[Art_beyond_sight_theory_and_research] Photos - Iceland, South Korea and South Carolina sculpture
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New Photo Exhibitions in National Museum of Iceland
At the exhibition there will be a description for the blind in
collaboration with the Icelandic Organization of the Visually Impaired,
which is the first time that such services are offered in Iceland.
Sight Unseen" for the visually impaired.
Sarah Heinrich, a certified vision rehabilitation therapist at Metrolina
Association for the Blind reads some of the descriptive braille that
introduce the art sculptures. Members of Metrolina Association for the
Blind will be the first group to experience the artwork on Friday, April
20, 2012 at 10:45am. The public art department is working with other
visually-impaired groups to come out and experience the artwork. ÒSight
UnseenÓ is a new public artwork installed along Little Sugar Creek
Greenway that is specifically geared toward the visually impaired. The
art is located in Midtown Park, S. Kings Dr. and Baxter St. and created
by Po Shu Wang and Louise Bertelsen of Living Lenses based in Berkley,
the artwork of 'Sight Unseen",members of Metrolina Association for the
Blind interact with the art ,as they walk around a 7ft mirror polished
sphere and listen to musical tunes
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Their Own Beacons
From the darkrooms of SKIMS six visually impaired technicians have made
numerous patients happy and doctors proud. Nazir Ganaie reports.
Beeline of patients, waiting for their turns outside the main X-ray
department of valley's premiere S-K Institute of medical sciences would
be amazed; that the prints they take with them come from a darkroom
manned by people who cannot see.
The job of these visually impaired employees is to operate the darkroom
including loading and unloading the x-ray film in cassettes. After going
through the process, the x-ray prints are handed over to the patients
for seeking expert opinion from the doctor.
Samsung Photo Exhibit Showcases Work by Blind Children
Kate Oh, vice president-executive creative director of Cheil
<http://lookbook.adage.com/Agencies/Cheil-USA> Worldwide, was struck by
a picture she saw in a friend's office -- a child with his ear up to a
"My friend, a professional photographer, said blind people do take
photos with their sense of hearing, smell and touch. I was deeply moved
and that was the start," Ms. Oh said in an email interview with Ad Age.
Cheil helped organize "Insight Exhibition" last month in Seoul,
featuring work by 11 students from the Hanbit School for the Blind.
Cheil said the exhibit "shows Samsung Electronics
<http://adage.com/directory/samsung-electronics-co/277>' philosophy --
technology makes people happy."
Cheil originally started as Samsung
advertising agency but in recent years has sought to differentiate
itself from its key client. Cheil was behind the subway-station
virtual-store campaign for Tesco that won the media Grand Prix at Cannes
last year. The agency has also brought in industry veteran and former
W&K exec Buz Sawyer to build its reputation in the Americas.
For the exhibition, students were teamed with professional photographer
Kang Young-ho and taught to take photos using different senses.
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