This is a serious question. Are there any deaf artists or photographers? I know there are blind photographers because I’ve seen their work. But if someone was deaf, wouldn’t that heighten the visual senses and shouldn’t there be at least a few well-known deaf painters / photographers? When I think of deaf artists, the only one that comes to mind is Ludwig Beethoven towards the end of his career. Since he could hear every note in his head (something a lot of great composers can do), deafness didn’t have much effect on his music and when he conducted the ninth symphony someone had to tap him on the shoulder and turn him around so he could see the audience clapping. (I think he had contracted the clap which was the cause of his deafness). Even with my own musical background, I can usually hear tunes in my head. And if I were more proficient with writing music, could put them down on paper. Of course he was dealing with a symphony orchestra.
There are lots of famous blind musicians. I could list five off the top of my head. Unlike Ludwig who gradually went deaf, most of the blind musicians (think Blues) I can think of were born blind. Often Blind is part of their name. [Blind Boy Fuller, Blind Willie Dunn, Blind Lemon Jefferson] But I can’t think of a deaf artist in the visual arts. Maybe I just don’t know them.