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Photographer Overcomes Obstacles on Way to Recognizing She is an Artist

GOUVERNEUR – The walls of Maria Mantia’s home look like that of any photographer and are covered with beautiful framed images taken from her surroundings in St. Lawrence County.

 

The difference between Ms. Mantia though and most other photographers is she is legally blind.

 

While not completely blind, Ms. Mantia cannot drive and relies on her daughter Anita and brother Frank to bring her to the places where she’ll find the next image to frame and hang on her walls.

 

Photography is also a relatively new passion for Ms. Mantia, who until 2013... Read More