Monday, August 22, 2011

The Blind are Also Color Blind

I do NOT have the rights to this image. This is the source. If you know where I can purchase a print, please let me know.
This is one of my all-time favorite photos. I first saw it in college when sifting through old magazines for a research project. (Judging from the dimensions of the page, I'd guess it was a Life Magazine. However, I've always remembered it as being Time Magazine.)

I haven't been able to verify any of the details, but  a post on the Internet, states that the photograph was taken in 1964 by LA Herald Examiner photographer Doug Wilson at Disneyland, during an event for the Foundation for the Junior Blind.

Apparently, Lyndon Johnson bought a print for the White House. I would love a print, too, but can't find one for sale anywhere. (Sad side note: The photographer, Doug Wilson, rode his motorcycle off a cliff and died not long after the photo was taken.)


Unknown said...

I just ran across this post from 2011 about the "Blind are Also Color Blind" photo. The photo was taken at Camp Bloomfield in Malibu, Ca. not Disneyland as mentioned in the original post. One of the young boys in the photo is a good friend of mine. If you are still interested in a copy, I may be able to help.


Lorene said...

The kid on the left is Ken Morgan. He generously sent me this picture.