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Sightsavers Organises ‘The Blind View’ – A Photography Workshop for Visually Impaired Photography Enthusiasts in Bangalore

September 2015

Sightsavers, a development organisation that works to prevent avoidable blindness, restore sight and advocate for social inclusion and equal rights for people with disabilities recently organised a Photography Workshop for the visually impaired photography enthusiasts at the Press Club in Bangalore. This Photography Workshop is the second one in the series of their nationwide sensitisation and awareness event with the first successfully happening in Mumbai.  The Blind View is being conducted in association with Beyond Sight Foundation and is being supported by Her Highness Sheikha Arwa Al Qassimi.

Mr. Amal Gupta, Senior Manager, Brand & Communications, Sightsavers (India), said, “Our main motto to organize the event is to showcase the ability of disabled people and raise awareness and the importance of social inclusion of people with visual impairment. We hope to make a difference to the society by this initiative and spread happiness & imbibe confidence amongst the people with vision loss.”

Commenting on the event, Mr. Partho Bhowmick, Founder, Beyond Sight Foundation (BSF), said, “We are very pleased to have conducted such unique workshops, first in Mumbai and now in Bangalore for these maturing photographers in partnership with Sightsavers. The participants are being trained to click photos which will be showcased at a popular mall in Bangalore and finally at a gala exhibition later this year scheduled to take place in Delhi. The key objective behind this innovative initiative was to look beyond blindness and motivate the participants to believe in themselves and pursue their interest.”

Around five participants in the workshop were trained to click perfect pictures under the supervision of the skilled experts. The workshop also witnessed the presence of a renowned visually impaired photographer Bhavesh Patel, who did a photo-shoot of Bollywood Actress Katrina Kaif for a Lux advertisement.

About Sightsavers:

Sightsavers is a registered charity that works to prevent blindness, restore sight and advocate for social inclusion and equal rights for people with disabilities. The organization has been working in India since 1966. Sightsavers in India till date has been successful in reaching out to 53.4 million people, conducting 36.2 million eye treatments, performing 4.9 million eye operations.

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