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Second Sense - Beyond Vision Loss

Angela Geis

While pursing my degree in psychology, I became interested in photography and looking at the effects of visual impairment on artistic style. Photography became a way to extend my vision beyond my impairment. I’m able to compose a picture, set the exposure, and let the camera’s auto-focus capture details that I can’t see. Only when I get the photos processed and enlarged on my computer screen do I get to see the world that’s normally blurred.

I feel that black-and-white photography has more depth, history and emotion. I believe photography is about capturing the world as it is and that digitally changing things to create an artificial image lessens the impact.