Blind Photographer Wins "Exposure"
Pete Eckert from Sacramento has been legally blind for twenty years. When he began to lose his sight, he reinterpretted his photography using sound, touch and memory. His new work appears as a combination of photography and painting with light. As an intriguing investigation with an indecipherable process, he creates a visceral visual experience which won, "Exposure," the most recent photography contest by Artists Wanted. Eckert's original story and images beat hundreds of submissions from fourteen countries for a solo show at Leo Kesting gallery in Manhattan.
The newly minted gallery opened up this venue in the downtown meat-packing district only eight months ago. The gallery collaborated with Artists Wanted, the newest conception from 3rd Ward founders (Bushwick artist facilities and The Danger Party hosts). Artists Wanted's mission is to cushion brilliant and cool artists vying for professional art world attention.
The exhibition is already closed but images can be seen on the Arists Wanted website.Tweet