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Sight Unseen at Canadian Museum for Human Rights in Winnipeg, Manitoba

by • February 9, 2016 • #ExploreMBComments (0)1211

Blind photographers shine light on sight: New exhibit at Canadian Museum for Human Rights

One of the most visually inspiring exhibitions at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR) was created by artists who cannot see.

Sight Unseen: International Photography by Blind Artists runs from February 20 to September 18. It will open visitors’ eyes to how blind artists “see” and capture images in ways that the sighted cannot. Some of the featured photographers were born blind, others gradually lost their sights, while yet others experienced sudden vision loss. Each one uses different technologies and creative methods to produce dramatic, powerful and moving images.

Sight Unseen is the first museum exhibition in the world to use 3D Photoworks imagery, which creates a rich, three-dimensional experience, and allows people to see in a new way – through their fingertips.

“Accessibility is a core value of the Museum and we’ve worked with partners around the world to create the most inclusive visitor experience possible,” said John Young, Canadian Museum for Human Rights president and CEO. “The exhibition’s interactive stations give all visitors a chance to experiment with blind photography and tactile drawings, sparking thought and conversation about different perspectives and human rights.”

The temporary exhibition is one way that the Museum is marking the 10th anniversary of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

Make the time to see the Canadian premiere of Sight Unseen at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights in Winnipeg.

Article sponsored by the Canadian Museum for Human Rights.

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