Pete Eckert is a totally blind person. But through his photography, he proves that he IS a visual person, he just can't see.
Pete was the Grand Prize recipient of Artists Wanted: Exposure 2008, an international photography competition, and was awarded $2,008 with a formal reception at Leo Kesting Gallery in New York City on Thursday August 7, 2008.
Artists Wanted is proud to present this truly inspiring portrait of the artist.
If you'd like to be an Artists Wanted featured artist, check out our latest opportunity at artistswanted.org
A workshop held at Scarborough General Hospital to highlight Domestic Violence and Abuse - to hear stories from some people and watch an amazing exhibit of shoes belonging to victims of abuse and violence.
This compilation is an effort to bring about awareness ....
Together we can break it!
In the northern area of South Australia you'll find Lake Eyre (pronounced "air"), the lowest point of Australia at approximately 15.2 meters below sea level.
As Australia's largest Lake covering 1,349,251ha it attracts the lowest annual rainfall of the country with annual mean precipitation of about 100mm.
Named after Edward John Eyre who first sighted it in 1840 it consists of two sections: Lake Eyre North and Lake Eyre South, joined by the narrow Goyder Channel and was a permanent saline lake from 5000 to 10,000 years ago.
In the last 200 years there have been only three major floodings (when both Lakes become one) the last occurring in 1974.
Current surface water level is approximately 80% due to recent rains (the best in a decade) and water is expected to stay in Lake Eyre North till at least late 2011.
Shot from an remote location 200 kms from the nearest homestead, these pictures illustrate the cyclical nature of the Lakes weather patterns now that water has returned to this unique area of Australia surrounded by desert.
And yes, the thumbnail image has a horizon in it - that thin black line. The rest is water and sky!