The worlds first photography exhibition for the blind will be held in Florence at the end of October, as part of the inauguration of the Museo Nazionale Alinari della Fotografia.
The photo exhibition will showcase the works of photo pioneers, the brothers Leopoldo, Giuseppe and Romualdo Alinari. The brothers founded their photography business in Florence in 1852, making it the oldest firm in the world working in the field of photography. Twenty of the Alinari brothers most important works have been transformed into 3 D images using glass, fabric, sand and metal which blind people can touch in order to understand what the images show. Signs in braille will accompany the art. The photography chosen is brightly coloured to enable the partially-sighted to enjoy the exhibition. Sighted people can also have a guided tour wearing blindfolds. The exhibit will open permanently to the public on 30 October,