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Maggie Lee Sayre

Maggie Lee Sayre was a deaf photographer who was born in Kentucky in 1920 on a stream houseboat. She lived on a houseboat for over 50 years. Both Maggie Lee and her elder sister Myrtle were born deaf. Amid the school year, the sisters went to the Kentucky School for the Deaf in Danville, where they learned American Sign Language.

When she was 12, Myrtle was given a free camera by the Kodak organization. After four years, at age 16, Myrtle kicked the bucket and Maggie Lee turned into the owner of the camera. Maggie Lee utilized that camera to start taking more than 400 pictures that showed riverboat life, including fish and marine life. Her ability as a photographer who captured a lifestyle – the Tennessee River culture – that never again exists was not uncovered to the world until the point that the mid 1980s when she was discovered living in a nursing home.

After she was found, her book Deaf Maggie Lee Sayre: Photographs of a River Life was distributed. Chosen photographs from the hundreds she had taken are imprinted in the book, joined by photograph subtitles. The book was distributed in 1995 by the University Press of Mississippi. The book brought Maggie Lee acknowledgment, and her photographs were incorporated into a Festival of American Folklife on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.

Gallaudet University did a segment on her in their great video program, Deaf Mosaic. (Scene 304 can be seen on the web.) moreover, she was included on the ABC Evening News in 1995 as a Person of the Week. Sayre passed away in 2000.

Deaf Photographers

Tate Tullier

Maggie Lee did photography as a pastime. Tate Tullier is a contemporary deaf professional photographer. Tate as of now had a recognized vocation in photography before he increased further stature as one of 10 chosen people in Purple Communications’ Dream Bigger campaign, which regarded deaf people in such fields as arts, education and civil rights. Tate won $10,000 and was named the Trailblazer of the Year. He gave the cash to the Louisiana School for the Deaf.

Like Maggie Lee, Tate began taking pictures as a young high schooler. He was occupied with the Louisiana scene. While a student at Gallaudet University, Tate took pictures for both the Tower Clock yearbook and the student daily paper, the Buff ​and Blue. In the wake of graduating in 2003, he began his own photography business. At to start with, his business was situated in New York City. Tate soon moved it to his home province of Louisiana. At the point when Hurricane Katrina struck, Tate took pictures for a fundraising cookbook.