Clary Estes

Photographer, Writer
Blind Leading the Blind
Nationality: United States of America
Biography: Clary Estes is a documentary photographer from Central Kentucky who works internationally on stories about the human condition.

Koji Kobayashi is a deaf-blind man living in Nagoya, Japan. Suffering from Usher's Syndrom, a relatively rare genetic disorder, he began loosing his sight and hearing as a child. Since then he has become an advocate for disabled person's rights in Japan. He has traveled abroad to study how other countries help their deaf-blind citizens and brought what he has learned to Japan to help improve the system overall. Koji talks about a range of issues inherent with being deaf-blind ranging from the ability to work within society to the feelings of isolation that all deaf-blind people occasionally, or frequently, experience.


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