US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) noticed that people with disabilities aren’t represented enough in certain types of stock photography. But they didn’t just sit and whine about it on social media. They did something to change it and made their own collection of stock photos showing people with disabilities using different home safety devices.
The Blind Photographer uses his camera to overcome the isolation of his condition
Ian Treherne is a photographer based in Essex, England. He was born profoundly deaf. At 15 he was diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa. A degenerative condition that causes severe visual impairment, eventually leading to complete blindness.
This video from Wex showcases the truly inspiring story of Ian and his work. Voiced by Ian himself, we get some insight into what it means to be a deaf and blind photographer. Why he does it at all. And how he uses photographer to overcome the isolation and anxiety he experiences daily.
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