Deaf photographer focuses on relationships
The Daily Reveille
By Gerald Ducote
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Baton Rouge, LA
When it comes to photography, Tate Tullier has always been able to turn a blind eye to his deafness.
For Tullier, Louisiana, known for its scenic rural areas and ghostly swamps, was the perfect place for an aspiring photographer to grow up. Living a silent life, his eyes were able to take in more than those of his hearing companions.
However, Tullier’s inspiration for his career came not from his home state’s beauty, but from magazines. After coming across a copy of “Vogue Paris” as a child, Tullier became enthralled with the glossy glamour shots of entertainment and fashion publications.
He describes his knowledge as “self-taught,” having worked on his school’s yearbook staff as an opportunity to take his own pictures. By the time Tullier headed off to college, he was sure of his future. After attending LSU, Baton Rouge Community College and Southeastern Louisiana University over several years, Tullier decided to enroll at Gallaudet University, the only American university for the Deaf and hard of hearing, located in Washington, D.C.