“The painter leans in until his face is two inches from his painting and the photograph taped beside it. He likes to capture details. Looking from the enlarged photo to the painting, he carefully paints the eyes behind the glasses. The curve of the nose. The mouth in its half smile. It takes a long, long time, but the likeness of the self-portrait to the photograph is remarkable. You’d never know that the artist is legally blind . . .”

Read about Vojko Rizvanovic and other artists involved in Art Access’ 17 year PARTNERS program in the September 2011 edition of 15 Bytes.