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Second Sense - Beyond Vision Loss

Kurt Weston

As a legally blind photographer, I have overcome the challenges of producing and exhibiting my art. My limited visual acuity permits me to see the world like an impressionist painting. I experiment with enhanced photographic views and perspectives, generating surreal representations of my sight loss.

I entered the field of contemporary visual art with extensive art education (a BS in photography from Columbia College, Chicago and an MFA in photograph) combined with fifteen years work experience as a professional fashion photographer. In 1991, I was diagnosed with AIDS and in 1996 became legally blind due to a related condition, Cytomegalovirus Retinitis.

My work has been featured in many exhibitions including four exhibitions at the Kennedy Center for the Arts in Washington DC and the Sign Unseen exhibition which opened in 2009 and is touring internationally through 2015. In 2010 I was the recipient of the Art Orange County Outstanding Artist Achievement Award and in 2012 I received the CNN i-report award for a story on my artwork. My work is in the permanent collection of the Houston Fine Arts Museum and the National AIDS Museum.

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