“Pete Eckert is a totally blind person. But through his photography, he proves that he is a visual person, he just can’t see.

Pete was the Grand Prize recipient of Artists Wanted: Exposure 2008, an international photography competition, and was awarded $2,008 with a formal reception at Leo Kesting Gallery in New York City on Thursday August 7, 2008.”

I’m not sure which is more impressive; the fact that Eckert is a blind photographer, or the fact that he is a skilled blind photographer.

I really appreciated Eckert’s work when I initially viewed it — especially his use of long exposures.

His story is truly inspiring, and you can check out the Artists Wanted piece on him below (via Like Cool).

Impossible is nothing.

You can learn more about Artists Wanted and about Pete Eckert via these websites:

www.peteeckert.com

www.petapixel.com/2011/02/08/blind-visual-artist-pete-eckert-makes-photographs-without-seeing

www.artistswanted.org

vimeo.com/artistswanted

Ajani Charles

a j a n i photography: digital image solutions

www.ajani.ca
www.ajaniphotography.com

Photograph, "Night Dream" By Pete Eckert
Photograph, "Night Dream" By Pete Eckert