Peter Eckert | Head On Photo Festival

Peter Eckert

Pete Eckert: Tourist in the Sighted World

Pete Eckert: Tourist in the Sighted World

I didn’t take photography seriously until I went totally blind. I was trained in sculpture and industrial design. I planned to study architecture at Yale but then I started to lose my sight. There is currently no cure for Retinitis Pigmentosa.

It took me two years to recover and figure out what to do. My two fears were how to make money and how to protect myself. I earned an MBA and a black belt in martial arts. By the time I received my degree I was nearly blind.