Vladir da Silva was injured in a work-place accident that took his sight. He was only 24 and thought that his life was over. But he was able to hook up with an organization that taught him Braille, helped him learn to navigate and be independent again. And then someone suggested he try his hand at photography. At first, he thought they were a bit crazy, but now he is an avid photographer, using his other senses to know where and when to shoot.
Read more from Vladir in his article here.
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Shooting Blind, How I Mastered Photography After Losing My Sight