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Tony Deifell ADMIN June 23, 2010
We had 2 Flickr Events for the Seeing-Beyond-Sight Challenge at AVAM. 60 people came & The Baltimore Sun published some of them.

Working With Artists in Denver is offering this workshop.

Interested in organizing a Flickr-member gathering (or other event)?, go here for info

Group Description

Photograph with all your senses – except for your eyes.
A fun, simple – yet challenging – activity to do as a workshop, Flickr-member gathering, photo-club activity, classroom project, individually or with a few friends.

Seeing Beyond Sight Challenge - View this group's most interesting photos on Flickriver

LOCAL EVENTS (self organized) > SIGN UP to organize one in your town

>Miri, Sarawak, Malaysia | June/July 2008 or earlier | FlickrMail Michellious to find out more
>The Netherlands | date and time TBD | FlickrMail lodrorigdzin to find out more
>Baltimore, MD | American Visionary Art Museum | Dec 8, 2007
>Denver, CO | in collaboration with Working With Artists | June 23, 2007
>Raleigh, NC | Artsplosure | in collaboration with Exploris | May 19 & 20, 2007
>San Francisco, CA | Seeing Beyond Sight Salon & Party | 111 Minna Gallery in collaboration with Craigslist Foundation, Exploratorium, SFZero | May 17, 2007
>San Francisco, CA | in collaboration with SFZero | May 5, 2007
>Brooklyn, NY | in collaboration with SFZero March 17, 2007



1. Blindfold yourself

2. Go out in public and make your way in the world

3. Photograph with all your senses – except your eyes.
Here are some assignments you can try doing.

4. Embrace the whole experience as much as the picture taking.
(Engage. Have a conversation witih people you encounter. Take it all in.)

5. Share your story
(For each photo write a caption about your experience - a few lines or
much more).

a few resources to help you organize an event

Please chose only 1 to 3 photos to submit. Caption the photos describing something about your experience (context & stories are often as important as the image itself). You can also posts longer stories in the discussions and include images that aren't in the group pool. How do you post a photo in a discussion?

This experience isn’t about blindness – it is about seeing, noticing and paying attention with more than your eyes.

It's a challenge, but take the plunge – we dare you.

Tony Deifell, Jessica Longo, & Alex de Jong

This group was inspired by the award-winning book: Seeing Beyond Sight: Photographs by Blind Teenagers.


"uniquely powerful" ~ Utne Magazine

"savvy, passionate, witty, and yes, beautiful" ~

"This book will make you look—and look again—at how you perceive and what you assume." ~ Shambhala Sun

More press about the book.

See scenes from our upcoming documentary film.

Additional Info

  • This group will count toward the photo's limit (60 for Pro members, 30 for free members)
  • Members can post 3 things to the pool each day.
  • Accepted content types: Photos, Videos, Images, Art, Screenshots
  • Accepted safety levels: Safe
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