Photography is the science, art and practice of creating durable images by recording light or other electromagnetic radiation, either electronically by means of an image sensor, or chemically by means of a light-sensitive material such as photographic film.
Glenn David takes photographs to record his vision of the world – because he almost lost that vision. In 1987, he developed a rare, undiagnosable eye disorder. Six world-class ophthalmologists could not figure it out. After 1 year of being blinded by the slightest bit of sunshine, his eyes began to repair themselves. Over time, like a camera’s lens readjusting, his eyes began to heal and he had normal corrected vision. During that year, he was told he may have permanent losses and may require multiple corneal surgeries. His interest in photography quickly became sidelined. Besides not being able to see his family, take photos, surf and travel the world one day; how would he get around? How would he be a surgeon? Once his vision started to correct, he knew he had to give back. At UCSD, he joined an organization that worked with children who had lost their sight. He was so encouraged at what they were capable of and how they had adapted so well to their disability. His restored vision allows him to pursue his two passions: surgery and photography. These photographs are designed to protect his vision of the world for eternity. Glenn David sees details that he never could see before his injury. Glenn hopes that, “ you can see and feel this passion in my art." –GD
EDGAR GUTIERREZ is an Oakland native with strong roots in Bogota, Colombia. His passion for photography goes hand in hand with his love and admiration for urban art. He has an eye for finding beauty in the most decaying scenery from underground tunnels to abandoned buildings. When he's not out exploring, he's dedicating his time to his love for animals, working at FAAS (Friends of the Alameda Animal shelter).