A quick blurb for those of you who wanted more of the concept behind my work.
This thesis focuses on the limitations of the medium of photography as it communicates to the visually impaired, a group that has been traditionally excluded from the fine art gallery experience. In examining this community I am making work that addresses our universal humanity, while creating new inclusive ways in which work can be presented using the secondary senses as well as sight.
The visually impaired community is often treated like they are less than human (in their words) viewed as a liability or disease. The individuals who are featured in my work have expressed multiple instances of discrimination as a result of their impairments’ physical limitations. For this reason, I have created an interactive experience for both the sighted and visually impaired communities providing a multi-sensory exhibition that acknowledges our commonalities and our humanity.
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