Opsis explores sight and blindness through the combination of braille and photography. The project developed from the genetic condition Retinitis Pigmentosa that runs in my family, meaning that one day I could find myself with this condition and, eventually, lose my eyesight. Family album images, taken from my family archive, and landscape images, combined with braille, explore the ideas of family, memory, and sight, and the changes which occur over time. Each image is a physical artefact which has been physically manipulated, using a slate and stylus, to write braille onto each photograph, allowing me to teach myself this language and pass this opportunity onto the viewer.
Julie Fairbrother • Isobella Hall • Beth Jaggard • Mary Lawler • Oliver Nix • Chloe Stearman • Sophie Taylor •