Canon launches a photography exhibition that it doesn't want you to see

A lady in a red top feeling the tactile nature of an elevated photographic print of a rhino
(Image credit: Future)

Canon has partnered with the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) to create World Unseen, an accessible and immersive photography exhibition developed for visually impaired people. 

Photography as a medium centers largely around one sense, sight, but does that mean that those with no or partial vision can't capture or view photography? Absolutely not, and Canon is highlighting this in its immersive experience that "invites visitors – blind, partially sighted, and sighted – to experience photography in a new, accessible, and immersive way".

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Kalum Carter
Staff Writer

Kalum Carter is a photographer, photo editor and writer based in the UK, and for almost a decade he has worked with brands and publications to create, edit, and sequence imagery. Having recently graduated with a Master's Degree in Photography from the University of the West of England (UWE), Kalum joined Digital Camera World as a Staff Writer, covering news, reviews, and his biggest passion – photography books! 


Kalum's photography has been published and exhibited around the world, and he continues to photograph on a project-by-project basis. He is currently working on a personal project capturing the people and landscape of Gower, South Wales. Currently untitled, this body of work will be exhibited for the National Trust later this year.