Facing Light – new project – seeing blindness

While Facing Light has initiated projects on Aging and Schizophrenia, another exhibit in the works is focused on blindness.  While there are so many sight challenged individuals out there with amazing stories and accomplishments, this exhibit is focused not on their stories, but on them, the individual, the faces of blindness.  The aim is to force the viewer to see blindness, to see the individual – not what they have done in the face of challenges they have overcome, but to see the person.  Hearing about the strength against adversity stories, it is easy for a sighted person to look past the individual and focus on the accomplishment, the end instead the journey.  With Seeing Blindness, the Facing Light Foundation aims to refocus the viewer to the person, the face of blindness.

 

Seeing Blindness – a photographic exhibit