Denisse
Ariana
Pérez

Albinism,
Albinism  


"Albinism, Albinism - An Exploration of Light, Nature and Albinism in East Africa" captures the ethereal beauty of boys born with albinism – an absence of pigmentation in the eyes and skin and hair. But, unlike others before it, it is not a documentary piece. While taken in Dodoma, Tanzania,  this story doesn’t focus on the country’s history of violence against people with albinism. It doesn’t illustrate the segregation, abuse, dismemberment and murder – fuelled by witch doctors and a belief that people with albinism, especially children, hold magical powers – that the community faces. Instead Albinism, Albinism centres on beauty. It is a celebration of people living with the genetic condition which affects how their bodies produce melanin.

Featured on Dazed Magazine. 








      








                                 





                             





   

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