On the outskirts of the Latvian capital, Riga, there is a ‘City for the Blind’. About two hundred blind and visually impaired people live here. There is a rehabilitation center, a library for the blind where Braille books are produced, a boarding school, a clubhouse and other facilities organised to the needs of the residents.
The community in the residential area provides a shelter, assistance and activities for the blind, but the residents also seem isolated from the neighbouring urban environment.
Hieronymus Ahrens is a professional photographer in Berlin. His field of work is portrait, documentary and fashion photography. In 2017 he graduated at "Ostkreuzschule für Fotografie", Berlin. In 2012 he received a Magister (M.A.) degree in Slavistics (Russian Literature) and History of Eastern Europe at Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich.