photo of pigeons in Istanbul by Tim O'Brien

Brian X. Chen wrote a moving story about how three professional photographers are continuing to pursue their art even though they’re almost totally blind. One of them went blind after he’d become a photographer, but has found a way to continue working using a Nokia N82 and an iPhone 3GS. This piece shows the potential for technology — gadgets, even — to extend human potential and enable people to overcome limitations that, in the past, would have been crippling or crushing.

The photos are beautiful, too.

Blind Photographers Use Gadgets to Realize Artistic Vision