Darkness Illuminated

A project that documents the experience of blindness around the world including Zimbabwe, Guatemala, Czech Republic, Nepal, China. Photographs coming soon from work done in Mexico, U.S., India, Armenia, Bulgaria, and Brazil.


Zimbabwe:

Three boys, Copota Mission for the Blind Blind woman combing missionary's hair, Copota Mission for the Blind Blind students knitting, Copota Mission for the Blind

Classroom, Copota Mission for the Blind 'Goat' in Braille, Copota Mission for the Blind Two girls, Copota Mission for the Blind

Blind woman cooking over an open fire, Copota Mission for the Blind Friends, Copota Mission for the Blind Children playing at recess, Copota Mission for the Blind

Man shaving, Copota Mission for the Blind Older child caring for a younger one, Copota Mission for the Blind Woman, Copota Mission for the Blind

Reading the Bible, Copota Mission for the Blind Girls in the dormitory, Copota Mission for the Blind Outside the blackboard-chalk factory, Copota Mission for the Blind

Mother carrying child, Copota Mission for the Blind Girl reading braille in dormitory, Copota Mission for the Blind Blind parents with their sighted children, Copota Mission for the Blind

Man making rope, Copota Mission for the Blind Blind mother with three children, Copota Mission for the Blind Cooking lesson, Copota Mission for the Blind

Blind man cutting firewood, Copota Mission for the Blind Children on swings, Copota Mission for the Blind


Guatemala:

Using an abacus. Santa Luisa School for the Blind Music lesson, blind teacher and blind students, Santa Luisa School for the Blind Exercise, CECAP Agricultural Program

Three children, Santa Luisa School for the Blind Recess, blind teacher and blind students, Santa Luisa School for the Blind Prosthetic eyes, Santa Luisa School for the Blind

Nap time, Santa Luisa School for the Blind Four girls, Santa Luisa School for the Blind Laundry, Santa Luisa School for the Blind

Taking a rest, Santa Luisa School for the Blind Exploring,  Santa Luisa School for the Blind Quiet time, Santa Luisa School for the Blind

Blind farmer washing dishes, CECAP Agricultural Program Teaching household skills, rehabilitation center Basket weaving, rehabilitation center

Blind farmer growing corn, CECAP Agricultural Program Blind farmer tending pigs, CECAP Agricultural Program Waiting to see the doctor, Dr. Rudolpho Robles v. Eye and Ear Hospital

Blind farmer feeding chickens, CECAP Agricultural Program Romantic moment, Santa Luisa School for the Blind


Nepal:

Congenitally blind sisters, Dhulikhel Integrated Education Programme Woman taking down laundry, Shamserbyur, Outpatient program, Sagarmatha Choudhary Eye Hospital, Lahon Waiting to see the doctor, Lumbini Eye Hospital

Mother blinded by smallpox Eye exam, Lumbini Eye Hospital Family member caring for patient, Sagarmatha Choudhary Eye Hospital, Lahon

Mother recovering from cataract surgery, Lahon Eye Hospital Mother and child, Lumbini Eye Hospital

Cataract removal, Sagarmatha Choudhary Eye Hospital, Lahon Child with amulet to ward off blindness, Lahon Eye Hospital Women recovering from cataract surgery, Lumbini Eye Hospital

Blind students saying morning prayers at Badri Prasad Sharma School, Dhulikhel Integrated Education Programme Boy with low  vision, Dhulikhel Integrated Education Programme Brothers with congenital cataracts, Shree Kandapur School, Helen Keller International/NAWB Community Based Rehabilitation Project, Kavre district

Blind school children, Kavre District Children undergoing mobility training, . Helen Keller International/NAWB Community Based Rehabilitation Project, Kavre district Woman taking care of her goats,  Helen Keller International/NAWB Community Based Rehabilitation Project, Kavre district

Woman cooking breakfast, Helen Keller International/NAWB Community Based Rehabilitation Project, Kavre district Blind mother and her sighted children, Helen Keller International/NAWB Community Based Rehabilitation Project, Kavre district Hospital ward. Lumbini Eye Hospital