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Sight Unseen Exhibit Featured in PhotoLife Magazine

The Canadian Museum for Human Rights in Winnipeg is presenting Sight Unseen: International Photography by Blind Artists through September 18. Commemorating the 10th anniversary of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, this exhibition considers how the blind can see the world in ways other than the traditional sense of sight.

(Read on to PhotoLife)

Connected © Michael Richard

Connected © Michael Richard

The artists come from various places around the world, have differing degrees vision loss, and use disparate photographic processes. You can read more about the artists’ backgrounds and approaches here.

© Aaron Cohen/CMHR

© Aaron Cohen/CMHR

The exhibition is the first museum exhibition to feature interactive stations with 3D, tactile technology, developed by3DPhotoWorks in New York, to allow the blind to “see” and experience art. John Olson, the co-founder of 3DPhotoWorks and a former LIFE magazine photographer, has converted some of the museum’s photographs to 3D images. This innovative technology relies on the brain’s neuroplasticity in using tactile information to form mental images. The prints also contain touch-activated sensors that provide audio information.

© Aaron Cohen/CMHR

© Aaron Cohen/CMHR

The museum is dedicated to offering a fully accessible and inclusive experience for all visitors. There are cane stops and markers denoting Universal Access Points, raised numbering and braille, iBeacons and an app, and text-to-speech readers. Exhibition-related programming includes lectures, performances and events on disability rights.

String Theory: The Space Between Us © Kurt Weston

String Theory: The Space Between Us © Kurt Weston

Electroman © Pete Eckert

Electroman © Pete Eckert

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Mona Lisa close up of her eyes

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Mona Lisa close up of her eyes

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The project on Kickstarter from the group 3DPhotoWorks is different in that it is looking to fund a much more expensive, commercial platform for use by museums, science centers, and other cultural organizations. They’ve developed and tested “a process called 3D Tactile Fine Art Printing” that is “capable of converting a painting, drawing, photograph or other form of traditional 2D artwork into a 3D printed tactile fine art” as large as five feet by ten feet.”… Read the Full Story

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Our First Blog Post

Thanks for visiting the 3DPhotoWorks blog. It’s our first post. Really, It’s just a test to serve the following purposes:

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