An exhibition called 'Sight Unseen' has opened at the California Museum of Photography which showcases the work of twelve blind photographers from around the world.
According to the main event's organizer Roel Loopers:
It is nearly 15 years ago that I had the idea to ask blind people to take photos, and it was probably one of the most rewarding things I have done.
It was a very moving opening with many people wandering around with tears in their eyes.
Under each print I had a direct quote from the photographers, explaining why they had taken that particular photo. One stood out. A Turkish girl who had taken a photo of a wall mounted telephone. Her comment: "when I am on the phone is the only time I feel equal, since the people at the other end of the line don't know that I am blind" Very powerful!
Looking through photos at the exhibition, I just wondered why cannot I with my two eyes see the world like these gifted people!
If you'd like - have a look at the Time-CNN gallery or at the Sight Unseen Exhibition web-site