Monday, November 11, 2013

Dark Light

To night I was mesmerized watching "Dark Light: The Art of Blind Photographers" an HBO documentary first aired in 2010. I'm not sure when this will play again, I recorded it back in July and just now viewing it. The highlighted three blind photographers are as follows:

(1)  Pete Eckert
When Pete Eckert found out he was going to lose his sight to retinitis pigmentosa 27 years ago, he was well on his way to becoming an architect, receiving acceptances from graduate programs.  It was also around this time that he discovered his mother’s old camera...then the magic began!
(For more info on Echert go here and here.)
"Saloon" by Pete Echert

(2)  Bruce Hall
Bruce Hall is a legally blind photographer, teacher, musician, scuba diver and autism activist.
(For more info on Hall go here and here.)
"Limpet" by Bruce Hall

(3)  Henry Butler
Butler was blinded by glaucoma in infancy.  His musical training began at the Louisiana State School for the Blind, where he learned to play valve trombone, baritone horn and drums before focusing his talents on singing and piano. Butler has pursued photography as a hobby since 1984.
(For more info on Butler go here and here.)
"Sunset" by Henry Butler
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It's so fascinating to watch these amazing photographers in action!
Until you can catch this film, here is a teaser.
If you have HBO Go...you should be able to watch Dark Light.

Happy Click'n!

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