Multimedia StoryTelling

By the students of MCJ300 at The University of Southern Mississippi

Portraits of Blind: In their View

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Portraits of Blind: In their View

Jonathan May did this portrait series on blind children in Kenya attending Thika primary school.

The project’s aim is to raise awareness of the struggles of these children.

Each portrait is shown in full vision, and with vision impairment. It gives the viewer a sense of how vision impairment affects the daily life of children.

The portraits are striking and show the strength of the children. I especially like the portrait of Rhoda. She is consumed in her reading, a faint smile on her face.



Written by apriljana

November 26, 2012 at 4:01 am

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  1. Interesting how the photo itself tells the story — of what it is like to have impaired vision.


    November 26, 2012 at 5:38 pm

  2. I thought it was interesting how the story allowed us to see what they see, it definitely made me realize how fortunate I am.


    November 26, 2012 at 10:01 pm

  3. I liked this portrait series. The initial shots of each child was clear and the shots showing what they see was so interesting. I’ve never seen that done before. I think it shows how passionate this photographer is about the children and their needs.


    November 26, 2012 at 10:41 pm

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