By touch: an unusual nude from a blind photographerBy Pictolic https://pictolic.com/en/article/by-touch-an-unusual-nude-from-a-blind-photographer
Only by stretching out his hands, as if connecting himself with the heroes of his pictures, the blind photographer Gerardo Nigenda understands how to catch the focus: his fingers often appear in the frame, as if following the direction of a non-existent gaze.
Gerardo was born in Mexico City in 1967, and lost his sight at the age of 25. He became a caretaker at the local library, also responsible for books written in Braille. After some time, Gerardo moved to the city of Oaxaca, where he taught computer science and mathematics at a local Center for the Blind.
At the age of 32, he became interested in photography: using the Yashika camera, given to him by the famous photographer Mary Ellen Mark, Gerardo began to create his sensual pictures.
His black-and-white photos, which are superimposed with inscriptions made in Braille, stand out with an exciting vision of female forms. They were carefully included by colleagues on the shop floor in a book called The Blind Photographer ("The Blind Photographer").