Visioning in the Dark

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Picturing Asia: Double Take Education Offerings

Photo taken by Bobby Lee

Exhibition tour and photographers sharing session
 

The Program

Visually impaired (VI) persons might not able to see very well, but their disability allows them to feel the world with other senses and picture it with their own unique perspective. This pilot program tried to break the boundaries of photography, and allowed VI persons and sighted photographers to work together to shoot and sequence photos on site at Asia Society Hong Kong Center.

Apart from enabling VI persons to explore their artistry through photography, the program also provided an opportunity for sighted people to learn how VI perosns see the world. With the special sensibility of VI persons and the knowledge of sighted photographers, a series of unique photographs was created.

Through this collaboration, both the VI participants and sighted photographers have gained a new experience and definition of visioning. By being invited to feel, sense and understand their surroundings in a different way, the participants were able to get new inspirations for art creations and their lives. 

Exhibition at JCCAC

An exhibition showcasing photographic works created from the program will be on view at the 4th Hong Kong International Photo Festival at JCCAC. Each participating team has selected their best photos that represent their vision of photography and themselves. The exhibition runs from October 29 to November 16, 2016 at JCCAC. All photos on show at the exhibition are printed by Epson.

On November 6, 2016, the participating photographers will gather once again to share their experiences from the program. The story behind each photograph will also be revealed.

Click here to learn more about the 4th Hong Kong International Photo Festival.

Photographers: Oswald Cheung, Dennis Fung, Lau Kwok Tim, Bobby Lee, Dick Lau, Bowman Poon, Monica Tam.

Special thanks: 

  • All cameras and lenses used in this program were sponsored by Phase One
  • Printing and projection of all works on view at the exhibition are sponsored by Epson.
  • Disability awareness training for all the participants was provided in-kind by the Arts with the Disabled Association Hong Kong (ADAHK).
  • The photographer, Bobby Lee, is the consultant of the program.
     

影‧亞洲 教育項目

黑暗中的影像 — 展覽導賞團及攝影師分享會

11月6日(星期日)2:30 – 3:30 pm

賽馬會創意藝術中心
香港九龍石硤尾白田街30號 
(L5 共用空間 A及B)
免費入場 不設預先登

 

項目目

視障人士可能無法看得清楚,但他們仍能用眼睛以外的感官感受身邊的事物,構想出屬於自己的世界。他們能夠透過聆聽、觸摸等感受環境,從而找到創作靈感。攝影以視覺為基礎,在於用心感受而不限於眼見,即使「看不見」的人也能參與其中。「黑暗中的影像」嘗試打破攝影的規限,讓視障者和攝影師合作,拍攝一系列以亞洲協會香港中心為背景的照片。

這個項目不僅是攝影師和視障人士發揮創意的平台,亦讓攝影師體會視障人士的生活,了解他們如何「看見」世界。透過結合攝影師的專業和視障者敏銳的觸覺,每幀照片都是獨一無二。

這次合作除了讓視障人士學到攝影知識,攝影師亦有一次特別的體驗。這次攝影師以有別於平常的方式、通過感受、觸摸等去了解世界,讓雙方對藝術創作和生命有新的啟發。

香港國際攝影節展

為向公眾分享成果,是次項目作品將於第四屆香港國際攝影節展出。屆時,公眾能欣賞每一組的攝影作品。每幀照片都是他們精心挑選,及最能表達他們對生命和世界的看法。

展覽相片由Epson印刷;展期為2016年10月29至11月16日。

於11月6日,參與活動的攝影師再次聚首一堂,向公眾分享他們參與這次項目體驗。大家可以發掘更多鏡頭背後的故事。

可於這裏查閱有關第四屆香港國際攝影節節目

攝影師: 張正岡馮志毅劉國添李民耀劉天麟潘昭仁、譚凱恩。

鳴謝:

  • Phase One贊助攝影器材,及提供工作室進行相片編輯和後期工作。
  • Epson 贊助展覽相片印刷及投影機。
  • 展能藝術中心為攝影師提供工作坊和基本口述影像培訓。
  • 攝影師李民耀為此項目顧問。
     


 

Event Details

Sun 06 Nov 2016
2:30 - 3:30 p.m.
L5 Common Space A & B, Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre, 30 Pak Tin Street, Shek Kip Mei, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Free admission. No registration is required.
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