Middlesex County College to Host Photo Exhibit of Blind and Visually Impaired Artists

seeingwithphotographyAn exhibit of photographs taken by blind and visually impaired artists will be held at Middlesex County College from September 24 to November 4. The exhibit, called “The Mind’s Eye: Selected Works from The Seeing With Photography Collective,” is in the Studio Theatre on the Edison campus and will be open weekdays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

A reception for the artists, which is open to the public, will be held September 24 from 5-7 p.m.

“Seeing with Photography Collective is a group of photographers based in New York City who are visually impaired, sighted and totally blind,” said Steven Erra, a member of the collective. “Coming from diverse backgrounds and life experiences, we share an awareness of sight loss, along with the determination to dialogue and integrate our images into a more universal context. Sighted assistants focus and compose the view camera’s frame directed by the blind artist. Then, in a darkened room, we leave the camera’s shutter open as we slowly paint our sitter with a small flashlight. Luminous distortions, blurred or glowing forms result from the technique, not digital altering. The nature of our visual limitations can provoke any viewer or perceiver of these portraits.”

For more information contact the MCC Department of Visual, Performing and Media Arts at 732-906-2589.