Austin based photographer Sarah Wilson‘s most recent project, Blind Prom, documents the 2008 senior prom at The Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired. The photos, which include both candid documentary style pieces as well as more formal portraiture, capture the uneasiness with which teenagers transition into adulthood. By documenting blind teens, Wilson is able to catch moments that this normally trepidatious and self concious age group may have otherwise hidden from the camera.
It is impossible to not be compelled by this alternate adolescent world in which much of the status quo assumed to be inherent in High School life is seemingly undone. In a world without sight, and perhaps more importantly one in which these outsiders from birth have achieved critical mass, do not expect to see your average King and Queen.
Check out the rest of the images at Sarah Wilson’s website.