Sunday, November 7, 2010

“Dark Light: The Art of Blind Photographers” to premiere on HBO Nov. 17

From Design Taxi. It's HBO page is here and its Facebook page here.

The extraordinary documentary directed by Neil Leifer, “Dark Light: The Art of Blind Photographers,” a 30-minute film shows this little known world. It explores the artistry and innovation of blind photographers Pete Eckert, Bruce Hall and Henry Butler, whose luminous work can help others see the world through their eyes.

Bruce Hall has been an underwater photographer since 1983. As an elementary school teacher in Costa Mesa, California, Hall used his photography to share his knowledge of local ocean life in the classroom to engage his students. Macro, or close-up, photography enables Hall, who is legally blind, to identify specific features of plant and animal life living along the southern California coastline, as well as to study and enjoy the undersea world after he has left it.

Hall's work has been published in textbooks, magazines including National Geographic and shown in juried art exhibitions around the United States. In the summer of 2006, Hall was honored by the Nature's Best Photography Magazine's Windland Smith Rice International Awards Competition. The winning photograph "Giant Kelp" was on display at the National Museum of Natural History at the Smithsonian, Washington D.C. for a year in 2006.

Corinne Marrinan won an Academy Award in 2006 for the film “A Note Of Triumph: The Golden Age Of Norman Corwin,” and was nominated for an Oscar and an Emmy in 2001 for the documentary short “On Tiptoe: Gentle Steps To Freedom.” Most recently, Marrinan produced the short documentary “Dark Light: The Art Of Blind Photographers” for HBO. She is currently a Staff Writer for the television series “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation,” for which she has worked for the past nine seasons. She has authored two companion guides to the popular series published by Simon and Schuster and Dorling Kindserley.