Sight Unseen

Curated by Douglas McCulloh

California Museum of Photography

May 2 - August 29, 2009

Opening Reception - Saturday, May 2, 2009, 6pm - 9pm

Sight Unseen presents work by twelve of the most accomplished blind photographers in the world. It is the first major museum exhibition on a rich subject full of paradox and revelation. This exhibition occupies the ground zero of photography.

This inherently conceptual work proposes a surprising central thesis - blind photographers possess the clearest vision on the planet. Many of these artists populate the galleries of their minds with vivid images, and use cameras to bring their inward visions into the world of the sighted. Others deploy cameras to capture the outside world, but operate free of sight-driven selection and self-censorship. In both cases, the results are enchanting, original, and important.

Generously supported by Henry W. Coil Jr. of Tilden-Coil Constructors, Marriott Riverside, Audio by
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