Shooting Blind

Israeli photographers Kfir Sivan and Iris Darel-Shinar do something that sounds a little crazy: They teach photography to the blind. A three-week exhibition of their students' work earlier this year drew 400 visitors and received high praise from local media. But are the photos any good? To be sure, some shots have problems with lighting, focus, and composition, but others shots are surprisingly impressive. Considering that the photographers had never used a camera before the workshops, and all

Israeli photographers Kfir Sivan and Iris Darel-Shinar do something that sounds a little crazy: They teach photography to the blind. A three-week exhibition of their students' work earlier this year drew 400 visitors and received high praise from local media. But are the photos any good? To be sure, some shots have problems with lighting, focus, and composition, but others shots are surprisingly impressive. Considering that the photographers had never used a camera before the workshops, and all of them are blind, the project can't be called anything less than a success. (blind photography)
—Kathleen Davis