Edinburgh exhibition by Portobello-based blind artist Rosita McKenzie

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  • 5 August 2010
Portobello artist Rosita McKenzie

Photos that capture the desired essence of an image.

Diverse series of photographs by Portobello-based artist McKenzie, who has been completely blind since the age of 12 and homes in on people’s personalities and ‘pure essences’ to capture the desired image. Her subjects include Edinburgh’s Makar, Ron Butlin, and the artist Mary MacIver (pictured).

Edinburgh City Library, George IV Bridge, 242 8000, 12 Aug–24 Sep (not Sun), free.

Rosita McKenzie - Edinburgh People

In the exhibition Edinburgh People, blind photographer Rosita McKenzie presents images as diverse as a young couple with their first, newly born son, Edinburgh’s Poet Laureate, the softer face of a local politician, and the back view of a ‘very private’ visual artist. ‘By its very nature, my artwork challenges traditional…

Rosita McKenzie, David Grinly and Camilla Adams - Artists’ Talk

During this artists’ talk, Rosita McKenzie and fellow artists, David Grinly and Camilla Adams will outline their remarkable working methods and the importance of visual imagery for visually disabled people. Part of the 2010 EAF.

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