Photographing The Invisible

Photographing The Invisible

Auckland

Thursday, 30 May 2019, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

We are excited to advertise the upcoming basic Photography workshop this May which will lead to an advanced workshop with the intention of an exhibition.

The Lead instructor is Sabrina Ferrari who says:

“There is no limits for creativity, anything is possible.

We live in a world where there are many limiting beliefs, such as you can do this, you cannot do that.

My goal here is to invite all of you to explore your photographic skills, being partially sighted or completely blind.

Evgene Bavcar, a famous French-Slovenian blind photographer, once said “the photography should belong to the blind, once we already live in a camara obscura.”

Camara obscura is the dark room.

We know that to make a picture become visible, we need to develop it in a completely dark place, the camara obscura.

For me that is a paradox because the name photography comes from Latin and means “writing with light”.

But to be alive, a photograph needs to be firstly in the dark.

I understand the meaning of his words. He is right.

Maybe you don’t have a perfect vision or don’t have vision at all, but this isn’t a limit for you not take pictures.

The world is here waiting for you to photograph it”.

Why come:

  • You will understand that there is no limits for creativity, anything is possible
  • Set your imagination free
  • Feel the happiness of creating images and expressing yourself
  • Surprise your family and friends taking beautiful pictures of them and photographing places, nature, landscapes, etc.
  • Develop the artist inside you
  • Explore your photographic skills, being partially sighted or completely blind
  • Gain Increased independence, confidence, self-esteem and personal self-development
  • Increased confidence when participating in a group learning situation
  • Learning new skills with photographs to be exhibited
  • Creating an experience which will be enjoyed and remembered for life
  • Building friendships
  • Enhancing communication between clients
  • MOST IMPORTANTLY the classes will be heaps of FUN!!

Who is invited:
All Blind Foundation members (age 18+)

Where:  
Blind Foundation, Awhina House, 4 Maunsell Road, Parnell, 1052 (Pohutakawa Room)

When:  
30 May 2019

Time:       
5.00 pm- 8.00 pm

Cost:  
$30 per person

What to bring:
Your camera or mobile phone plus a snack to eat (tea and coffee will be provided)

If you have any questions, or need any further information about this programme, or indeed you wish to book your place please contact Jon Scott Ph. 09 355 6916,

Email: jscott@blindfoundation.org.nz or 022 011 9572

Don’t forget to please RSVP by 6th May 2019. Numbers will be limited so let me know ASAP of your attendance.

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Awhina House
4 Maunsell Road
Auckland