Starting on 25 July 2022, an exhibition of pictures taken by a blind and partially sighted photography group will feature in the Cardiff Museum in Cardiff city centre.
The photography group has captured pictures and subjects ranging from wildlife to musicians performing, as well as portraits and art deco. A four-minute video highlights more photographs.
The group are all members of Sight Life, the new operating name for Cardiff Institute for the Blind. Established in 1865, Sight Life is one of Wales’ oldest charities and continues to provide essential advice and a range of services to support blind and partially sighted people across South Wales to enjoy independent, active, social, and fulfilled lives.
Active group member Des Radcliffe, who is registered blind and was formerly a freelance photographer, said “The exhibition shows that people who cannot necessarily see very well, can still have a fun life doing what they enjoy. The group have chosen a sample of our work to exhibit, and we hope the public find them inspirational and enjoy the exhibition.”
The group meets regularly at Sight Life’s activity room at its base in Cardiff and have had organised photography trips to the National Museum of Wales, St Fagans National Museum of History, Cardiff City Football Club, The New Theatre, Cardiff Bay, Caerphilly Castle, and many other places of interest in and around South Wales and valleys area.
The exhibition runs for three months.
Sight Life and the photography group are grateful to the Museum of Cardiff for their support.
Picture: Sight Life Photography members and their photographs