Shooting Blind: Photographs by the Visually Impairedis the first large-scale project by the Seeing with Photography Collective, a group that has been active in New York City for over fifteen years. With sight impairments ranging from partial to complete blindness, SWP photographers use cameras to explore the world and better understand themselves, while creating hauntingly beautiful works of art. Interviews with the photographers accompany these richly surreal photographs. When the artists were asked why they choose to make photographs, their replies were as varied as the images themselves: to see the world more clearly, to understand vision and how it is translated into the language of photography, to develop pride in succeeding at a seemingly impossible task. "The poignant portraits in this book are a celebration of life. You will marvel at the outcome of this photographic experiment, especially if you take the time to meditate on the expressions on the faces of the subjects." --"The 25 Best Books of 2002," THE MagazineHoagland, Edward Coolbaugh is the author of 'Shooting Blind Photographs by the Visually Impaired', published 2002 under ISBN 9780893819941 and ISBN 0893819948.