See As No Other is a collection of photographs from the Blind With Camera project started by Partho Bhowmick in Mumbai in 2006. Over the years, hundreds of visually impaired have been trained in photography, and their work, exhibited in India and abroad.
Photography by the visually impaired sets them on an insightful journey that connects with the “self” in many ways, giving them dignity, a new voice and hope. The narratives provided by the visually impaired photographers alongside their photographs in this book provide compelling insights into the creative process; how another sense “fills in” for sight lost. The camera serves as the new “eye” of the visually impaired. The dominance and mix of one or more of the senses caught in a photograph reveals that a finger has eyes, the ear has eyes, and the mind has eyes.
While bringing to light the work of the Blind With Camera project, the book showcases some of the more accomplished blind photographers in the world who have embraced blindness as a “dark, paradoxical gift”, their work expressing the philosophy that “in blindness, true art exists”.
See As No Other celebrates human diversity, carrying us into a world of “illuminated” darkness to explore and debate what sight and seeing is really all about.