The photographs are portraits of people with vision related conditions in Nepal. Like in many developing nations, curable blindness and visual impairment remains significantly high.
A project to bridge the gap between the visually impaired and people with sight through consciousness on perceptual awareness of sight and touch, by using braille and blur on the images. In a perceptual process, the blur limits visual interpretation by breaking the aesthetics of the image. Similarly there is a blur in the braille as it breaks upon printing on the black, while maintaining its form on the white. The rupturing of braille also provides a tactile description of the image through reference of color for the visually impaired.
The texts in braille are words used in the Universal Declaration of Human Right.
09/08/2015 - 14/08/2015: Nepal Art Council, Kathmandu, Nepal
In 25th April 2015, Nepal experienced a 7.8 Magnitude earthquake killing nearly 9,000 and injured over 20,000 people. Amongst the most vulnerable and effected were the differently abled. In response to the crisis Bright Star Society, a small local nongovernmental organization in collaboration with Gwahali, another non profit organization, focused their efforts to provide earthquake relief for the blind effected by the earthquake.
With the support and collaboration from Bright Star Society, Gwahali and Photo.circle, In Visible a photo exhibition / workshop was held at Nepal Art Council to raise charity and awareness in August 2015. The exhibition was successful to gather funds to build three temporary shelters in Kavre District, the epicenter, for the blind who lost their homes in the earthquake.