An art gallery in Chile has launched an exhibition of self-portraits
by blind artists.
Thirty people are showing photographs, drawings and sculptures
They wanted to show their lack of sight doesn't mean they have
no artistic sense.
Newspaper Las Ultimas Noticias reports all the artists took photos
of themselves to accompany their work.
They used the texture of the backdrop to make sure they were in
frame and then used a remote-control device to take their picture.
Critics have described the exhibition as a resounding success.
They particularly praised the imaginative staging. All the sculptures
are displayed in a darkened room so visitors have to use touch to
The lights have also been turned out in the museum's bar and cafe,
giving visitors a taste of how it is to be blind.
Posted 10th January 2002