OHSU Casey Eye Institute photography exhibit, A Photographic Journey into Blindness, features works from two award-winning photographers

04/16/13  Portland, Ore.


An upcoming photo exhibit at the Casey Eye Institute at Oregon Health & Science University will feature the parallel works of two award-winning photographers that serve to inspire and reveal the persistence and clarity one man has gained through vision loss.

Gary Albertson, internationally acclaimed fine landscape photographer, finds the world coming into focus as he loses his sight. Legally blind since 2010 with a rare form of glaucoma, Albertson has invented his own adaptive tools to stretch the limits of his remaining vision; his seasoned hands skillfully manipulate the instruments of his large-format 4 x 5 view camera with heightened senses and renewed intention. Albertson’s new portraits of nature are more intimate, often depicting new growth from old, almost as a testimony to his own rebirth of spirit. Jay Mather, Pulitzer Prize winning photographer, provides witness to this journey from sight to insight with candid images of Albertson at work. Mather takes us down the trail as Albertson deftly navigates the banks of Central Oregon’s Metolius River.

Hear the artists’ stories in their own words and see Albertson demonstrate his photography method at the exhibit opening reception.


Exhibit opening reception: Thursday, April 25, 2013, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.  Exhibit runs from April 25 through the end of May.


Casey Eye Institute Lobby
3375 Terwilliger Blvd., Portland, OR 97239


The exhibit opening reception is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served and free parking is available in the Casey Garage.

About the Casey Eye Institute

The Casey Eye Institute at Oregon Health & Science University is a world-recognized academic eye center that attracts top specialists from around the globe. As one of the leading institutions for vision research in the nation, Casey is known for developing and utilizing the very latest treatments and technologies. From ground-breaking research and education, to specialty care in retina, glaucoma, inflammatory eye disease and refractive and plastic surgery – Casey’s focus it to provide the best possible eye health in its clinics and in the community. In addition, the Elks Children’s Eye Clinic at Casey has been providing exceptional pediatric eye care since 1949, thanks to the generous support of the Oregon State Elks Association.

About OHSU

Oregon Health & Science University is the state's only public academic health and research university. As one of Oregon's largest employers with more than 14,000 employees, OHSU's size contributes to its ability to provide many services and community support not found anywhere else in the state. OHSU serves patients from every corner of Oregon and is a conduit for learning for more than 4,400 students and trainees. OHSU is the source of more than 200 community outreach programs that bring health and education services to each county in the state.