2009 Photo Contest, Contemporary Issues, 2nd prize

Johan Bävman

Sydsvenska Dagbladet

24 September, 2008

Saidi Tamin and his son Ally live on handouts, because Saidi can no longer work outdoors. Tanzanian albinos have to struggle with life as outcasts in a climate they are ill adapted to. Those with the hereditary condition are particularly susceptible to skin cancer, and have to avoid exposure to strong sunlight. Albinos are also the targets of witchcraft murders, as it is believed potions made from their body parts bring luck and prosperity.

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Johan Bävman

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