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Images Of The Day: An Exhibit In India Is Showcasing Remarkable Photographs Captured By Blind Photog
October 7, 2012
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The great singer/songwriter Stevie Wonder once said "Just because a man lacks the use of his eyes doesn't mean he lacks vision."

Well, there's a photography exhibit underway in India right now that brings those words to life. It's happening at the Alliance Française cultural centre in Delhi.

And every photo was taken by a person who is blind or visually impaired. The photo at the top was taken by a man named Ravi Thakur, who was born blind.

He says "I followed the direction of the sound of a cycle in motion but initially was confused by the sound from the sea."

"Once I could differentiate, and then based on clues to take pictures in motion, I dared to take this picture and was lucky to get it."

Here's a couple more of the photos.

This one is the work of Mahesh Umrannia. He says "I could manage to touch the lower branches of the tree and feel the warmth of the summer sun over my head. By feeling the difference of temperature and imagining the design of the shadow on the footpath, I took this picture."


This one was taken by Bhavesh Patel, who was also born blind. "I followed the direction of the sound of pigeons flying and took the picture based on the audio clue, which meant some more pigeons are flying."


The BBC has a slideshow with more photos from the exhibit. You can check it out here.

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