Tasks / Seeing Beyond Sight Photo Challenge
Seeing Beyond Sight has partnered with SFZero to challenge you to see the world differently - with more than your eyes.
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1. Blindfold yourself.
(wear shades or tape your eyes shut)
2. Go out in public and make your way in the world.
(go 1 block, 1 hour or 1 roll of film; go with a friend or alone; make up your own process)
3. Photograph things you notice. And, just notice.
(What do you notice differently about objects, people, actions, interactions?)
4. Embrace the whole experience as much as the picture taking.
(Engage. Have a conversation with people you encounter. Take it all in.)
5. Share your story.
(For each photograph write a caption about your experience - a few lines or several paragraphs if you want.)
6. Challenge some friends to do it.
(email them the link: sf0.org/seeingbeyondsight)
Please don't post all the pictures from your shoot, but chose 1 to 3 that are the best images or are most telling of your experience. Caption the photos describing something about your experience - that is as important as the image itself. Longer stories are welcomed and may be added to www.seeingbeyondsight.org.
If you depend on your eyes to get around, then it is hard not to use them. Although you can tell us about how difficult it is to be blind, focus more on what you noticed about the world as you embarked on this journey.
This experience isn’t about blindness – it is about seeing, noticing and paying attention with more than your eyes.
This challenge was inspired by SEEING BEYOND SIGHT: PHOTOGRAPHY BY BLIND TEENAGERS, a new book published by Chronicle Books.
1 to 10 players
Created by Tony Deifell
60 completed :: 160 in progress
Interested in collaborating on this: (no one yet!)
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