It seems a little crazy? Being blind and being a photographer? That is exactly the interesting case of Joao Maia.
This 41-year-old Brazilian photographer produced inspiring images of the competition that wrapped up last Sunday even though he lost his eyesight to an infection when he was 28.
“You don’t need to see to take photographs. My eyes are in my heart,” Maia told French news agency Agence France-Presse. “Photography is about sensitivity. I think it’s marvelous to be able to show how I perceive the world, how I see it, sense it.”
Blind Brazilian photographer Maia was taking pictures with his smartphone using the sound as a reference during the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.