Caution: Potentially Offensive Rant Ahead.
Well, I suppose that it was only a matter of time before this finally happened. Photography isn’t competitive enough, what with having to compete with everybody that has access to a digital camera, now we have to worry about BLIND photographers using up valuable funding, gallery space, and publicity? Are you serious? Somebody must have just seen the movie “Pecker” and thought this would be a good idea.
I can see blind people participating in a number of the arts, sculpture is a very tactile art, even painting where they could feel the brush strokes and use their hands, but photography? How would a blind person compose a photograph? How would they see the result?
I can see it now, “this guy must hate blind people”…I don’t hate blind people, but I do hate this politically correct namby-pamby world that we have become where no one can be left out of anything regardless of their actual inability to do it.
Some people can see and some can’t. It doesn’t make either one of them better than the other as a person, but it does make them better at doing different things than the other, like seeing and the art of photography. Heck, I've seen plenty of sighted people that have no business owning a camera, but that's a rant for another day.