Photographer lost sight in an accident but appreciates taking photos more than ever

Photo opportunities don’t always appear in your line of sight. Don’t be afraid to look up… (Image credit: Marco Tancredi)

As part of mental Health Awareness week 2022, we’re looking at your stories, and how photography can lift us up when we most need it. Here, Marco Tancredi is sharing his account of how taking photos helped him after an accident almost caused him to lose his eyesight.

I've always had a passion for photography, but I only started to practise seriously at the age of 25, when my girlfriend at the time gave me one as a present. Despite many hours of practice, it was only a few years ago that I started to develop a stronger bond with this wonderful tool, in particular following a serious accident that almost caused me to lose my eyesight. 

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