One of the most important Mexican photographers is Gerardo Nigenda. A native of Oaxaca, Nigenda started in the world of photography in 1999. Despite his blindness, his love for photography moved him to pursue this dream. His motivation was the contact between blind people and photographers facilitated by the fact that the Library “Jorge Luis Borges” ─acquis for the blind people, which he was in charge at the time─ and Manuel Alvarez Bravo Photographic Center share the same building.
Nigenda found in the word a way of looking at the pictures. In a sort of double revealed an unblinded would described him his photos and, by crossing the description with his own memories of what was recorded with the camera, happening in him an image inscribed in Braille on the photographic paper.
Over time, Nigenda went from “objective” descriptions, to provide short stories, often metaphorical, of his experience of the moment captured. The result, a montage of visible and invisible, can not be reduced to eye experience: facing the viewer (blind or not) with a threshold that urges you to visualize his own image. imagen.
Gerardo died in 2010 but his work stills enthralls everyone.
Source and images: Gerardo Nigenda