Know No Bounds: Ian Treherne, the Deaf & Blind Photographer


Photographer Ian Treherne proves to us that being handicapped is not an obtrusion to being a successful artist. Despite being deaf and blind, he has learned to shoot portraits just like any other pro.

Treherne was diagnosed of a deteriorating eye condition, "renitis pigmentosa" at the age of 15, with the doctors saying he will lose his eyesight completely eventually. He wanted to leave his oeuvre to inspire others by encouraging them to pick up a camera so that it could "help him to cope with his losing eyesight".

“Being deaf and blind comes with a lot of isolation. It causes a lot of anxiety and stress. Photography allows me to participate in the world and connect with people.” said Treherne.


Preview image was taken from the video.

2017-11-04 #people #videos #inspiration #photography #ian-treherne


  1. sirio174
    sirio174 ·

    @lomographymagazine 2nd line: "Despite being dead and blind" ... deaf, not dead - (you can cancel this comment)

  2. mtsteve
    mtsteve ·

    Very interesting

  3. lizkoppert
    lizkoppert ·

    @sirio174, I noticed that too. I'd like to know how he does all of this "dead"...

  4. ellakoppensteiner
    ellakoppensteiner ·

    hahaha @lizkoppert @sirio174 thank you for spotting this! We will edit this asap ^^

  5. lizkoppert
    lizkoppert ·

    @ellakoppensteiner, :D

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