2020 / People / Portrait (Non-Pro)

Sightless

  • Photographer
    Sofia Conti

The image is taken from the project 'What We Don't See & What We Don't Hear' which focuses on people with visual and hearing impairment. This is Sheila who has suffered with sight loss since she was a teenager. Sheila who is now in her late 80's and likes nothing more to pass the time reading when the conditions are right. The image demonstrates that you do not have to be blind to be sightless as the condition comes in all shapes and sizes.

I am in my 3rd and final year of BA Professional Photography where I am focusing my attention on the Documentary genre. I want to focus my attention on social awareness issues by telling an intriguing story that will not only aesthetically please the viewer but re-educate them on the subject matter. The imagery I create consists of candid moments, environmental portraits and interesting perspectives on the day to day lives people lead.