“Blind Visual Artist” is Not an Oxymoron

Pete Eckert is totally blind and he is a visual artist–a photographer.  In 2008 he competed head-on with sighted photographers and won Grand Prize in the Artist Wanted: Exposure 2008 international photography competition.

How does he do it?  Pete explains that he “sees” using sound.  “Sound gives an image just like light gives an image. . . My artwork is a byproduct of my perceptions; it’s in some ways proof of my progress learning how to see again using sound.”

Listen to Pete discussing his artwork and see some of his wonderful photographic images in this is inspiring video.

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