KAB Portrait Exhibition – 22nd July to 23rd August 2014

New Gallery Space open week days 9am to 4pm
KAB Portrait Exhibition
22nd July to 23rd August 2014
Open eve Wed 23rd July 5pm -7pm

Kent Association for the Blind (KAB) is a registered charity supporting sight impaired people to live independent lives in Kent, Medway and Bromley. Together with photographer Rebecca Andrews, KAB has put together a portrait exhibition featuring local people who are representative of the thousands of clients KAB supports; people of all ages, from a variety of backgrounds and with different experiences of sight loss. The aim of this exhibition is to challenge people’s preconceptions about what it means to live with sight loss.

The series of black and white portraits depict KAB service users who have varying degrees of vision. They are photographed with an item of significant personal importance which relates to their individual experience of what it means to be sight impaired.

We really want to increase the peoples’ awareness of what living with sight loss means and how our organisation helps local people to live independently without sight impairment being a barrier.

Rebecca Andrews – Photographer

Rebecca Andrews, 28, studied at the University for the Creative Arts over a period of six years during which time she discovered her love of photography. Rebecca continued studying to degree level and completed a Masters in Artist Film, Video and Photography.

Since 2011 she has worked successfully in the commercial and editorial industry, with clients such as Bompas and Parr, Mercedes, AMI publications, Routledge, Short List, Maidstone Arts Council and Alamy. She enjoys the opportunity to work with a broad array of clients and teams.

Rebecca has also worked at the Diamond League Games and is scheduled to be working at the Commonwealth Games after a successful commission working with British Weightlifting. Rebecca continues to work on personal projects which focus primarily around people, sport and campaigns and continues working on commission based work with clients in both editorial and commercial capacities.