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‘Thinka' by Jonathan May Captures Different Levels of Sight

By: Meghan Young - Published: Jan 30, 2012 • References: jonathanmayphotography and inqmind.co
The photo series titled ‘Thinka’ by Jonathan May depicts the daily struggles that blind and visually impaired children experience on a daily basis. More importantly, it brings to light one way this disadvantaged youth receive help. The Thinka Primary School in Kenya, a non-profit organization funded by the Salvation Army, provides a safe haven for visually impaired children while also catering to their special needs.

Thinka by Jonathan May is a simple portrait project that illustrates the different levels of sight these children have. May creates a sight gradient beginning with a child who has 60% vision to a child with zero vision. He contrasts the vivid portraits of his subjects with the exact same one blurred out to show what it is like to see through their eyes.