How Temporary Blindness Taught Teju Cole To See

July 16, 2017
Teju Cole

C. Anderson (Via Teju Cole)

Going blind in one eye would unnerve anyone. And for an art historian and photographer, it’s especially upsetting. But Teju Cole found that his Big Blind Spot Syndrome taught him a new way to look at the world — and actually changed his photography. He tells Steve Paulson why he wanted to invent a new kind of photography book, and how his life in both Nigeria and New York has shaped his thinking.


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