Throughout history blindness has been one of the most feared misfortunes that could befall a person. When my daughter went blind she experienced the physical disintegration of her vision as well as a powerful psychological response to her imminent new reality over a span of two years. Drawing from this heightened event I distill the disorientation and confusion experienced in the day-to-day into a personal visual journal. Herein I chose to depict metaphorically my idea of her experience with blindness and its psychic repercussions.  

Charlie Simokaitis

Athens Photo Festival 2016
Main Programme

[Metaphors]

Charlie Simokaitis (USA/US)
With whom do I have the pleasure?

Duration: 9 June – 31 July, 2016

Venue: Benaki Museum, Pireos St. Annexe

Opening hours: Thursday & Sunday: 10:00 – 18:00, Friday & Saturday: 10:00 – 22:00