We want to show that with simple adaptations, blind and partially sighted people can take stunning photographs, challenge perceptions and share their incredible talent. Ninety three per cent of blind and partially sighted people can see something and many of them enjoying taking photos.
Over the coming months, we’ll be sharing your photos on Instagram as part of our showcase – but if you’re not on Instagram, please do share on Twitter and Facebook too. If you’re blind or partially sighted, whether you’re an avid photographer, photography enthusiast, or a total beginner, please share your photo using the hashtag #HowISee:
Take your photos (this can be using your iPhone, iPad, smartphone, or camera).
Remember to add image descriptions to your photos. For Facebook and Instagram, simply type in your description in the caption or post box after the text which accompanies the image. For Twitter, the feature can be turned on under accessibility in your settings.
Always use the hastag #HowISee and spread the word! Let friends and family know about the campaign and look out for our showcase on Instagram.
Nivi Morales, a photographer who has retinitis pigmentosa (RP) and the star of our short film, said: “Over the years, photography has been a great way to express myself creatively, focus on the positive and share my perception of the world with others.”
“Photographers living with sight loss have a strong passion for the art, we have found a unique way of expressing ourselves through it and I believe this is something that can be seen in our work, which deserves the same merit as those who produce photography without having a visual impairment.”
The Photography Showcase is part of our #HowISee campaign, which raises awareness of the spectrum of sight and explores how everyone sees differently.