Seeing again using sound – Pete Eckert, blind photographer

Photography is, by essence, a visual art… so I thought until today after watching this video that the Beirut Street Photographers group was kind enough to share on its Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/beirutstreetphotographers). This video (from the series Artists Wanted) features the work and life of Pete Eckert (http://www.peteeckert.com/) who became blind because of a genetic disease called Retinitis Pigmentosa (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Retinitis_pigmentosa). As a photographer, I am not sure how I would have reacted if affected by this terrible disease. But Pete Eckert reaction was truly amazing: after becoming completely blind, he simply decided to take photography seriously! Using sound as a way to detect objects and people, he composes pictures that seem to come from a different world, a world that I cannot fully understand because I cannot see with my ears as Pete Eckert. I hope you’ll enjoy this video and Pete Eckert’s work in general because, in a certain way, he pushes forward the boundaries of photography.

| Artists Wanted | In Focus : Pete Eckert from Artists Wanted on Vimeo.

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