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27 November 2012

The Blind Photographer

Take a look at this creative project by one of our community members. Carl Houston Mcmillan‘s short film really begs the question Does Art really bring awareness and promote change? McMillan explains…

As a keen photographer my self I have always questioned my wondering eye, questioning what it perceives to be a “good snap”. I have come to appreciate images that have stories behind them, where the photographer has not just approached his subject for the sake of a “good picture”, but has taken the time to get to know his subject, to understand his subject’s situation.
The concept
“The Blind Photographer” tells the story of a young photographer who is only concerned with capturing images, with no regard or concern for the subject behind the lens. He does this with the mentality of “This is going to be a great photo” as he goes about capturing his theme of poverty.
He is a photographer who is unaware of his thoughtlessness, unaware that he is using the plight of another to aid the sale of his work. In a way the photographer is blind, he does not look deeper into his subjects and uses his lens as a mask.

About jepchumba

Jepchumba is an AFRICAN DIGITAL ARTIST and DIGITAL ENTHUSIAST who works hard to combine her two passions: Digital Media and Africa. Originally from Kenya, she has lived around the world developing her interest in philosophy, art and technology. An African digital artist, Jepchumba loves experimenting with motion, sound and various digital effects and techniques and has an extensive background in digital art, web design and development, audio/visual production and social media strategies.