WIDE EYE OPEN
WIDE EYE OPEN occupies the ground “zero” of photography, a subject full of paradox and revelation. It is a collection of photographs taken by the visually impaired who were trained in photography since 2006 under the Blind with Camera project of the Beyond Sight Foundation Mumbai.
It reveals that a photograph can be made successfully in the mind as much as by the eyes, illuminates a new line of thought, distinct from the way we approach photography - demystifies the polarity between blindness and visual expression, celebrates the human spirit of self-expression, spreads awareness about the challenges and capabilities of the visually impaired, helps to sensitize people and corrects public perception.
The exhibition opening will be followed by a brief choir concert by children from The Blind Relief Association and the Deepalaya School, Kalkaji branch trained by The Neemrana Music Foundation who’ll perform an eclectic selection of poems set to music.