BLINDBOYS WIDEYED was an experimental collaboration between two young photography collectives: Blindboys in South Asia, and North East England based Wideyed.

BLINDBOYS WIDEYED consisted of an exhibition at 67B Westgate Road and a site specific intervention in the auditorium of The Mining Institute, which both ran from 12th – 25th March 2010 in Newcastle upon Tyne. A third intervention – billboard piece ‘Where are you going Mr Mahajan?‘ on Forth Lane – was in place from 12th March – 10th April 2010.

The two collectives discovered each other on the online, made contact and used the internet to exchange work. But while each have a web presence – and Blindboys’ site is an online magazine showcasing South Asian photography – both collectives share a commitment to print exhibitions.

Blindboys are driven to see and show Asian photography in a new light.

And with an exhibition and two interventions, Wideyed was able to present the work of: 

Ruhani Kaur


Akshay Mahajan

Ishan Tankha


Louise Taylor

Richard Glynn

Lucy Carolan

DATES: 12th March – 10th April 2010


  • 67B Westgate Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 1SG
  • The Mining Institute, Neville Hall, Westgate Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 1SE
  • Forth Lane, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 5HX


BLINDBOYS WIDEYED – the book from Lucy Carolan on Vimeo.