A Different Kind of World

Working with a group of people from the Thomas Pocklington Trust that are visually impaired, I wanted to discover how they perceived their environments.

Using disposable cameras I asked the participants to tell their stories and to photograph things of interest. In under two hours they were able to create a personal insight into their lives, homes and surroundings.

I believe this work offers a wider appreciation of what the notion of ‘seeing’ means when there is limited sight. The portraits are by me, and the rest of images are by the group. The project was created into a zine and it is a celebration of their work.

With special thanks to John, Yusef, David, William, Helen, Jeff, Kirsty and the Thomas Pocklington Trust. Thank you for welcoming me into your home and teaching me how to see.

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Danielle Allen

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Danielle Allen
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