2009 Photo Contest, Contemporary Issues, 2nd prize

Johan Bävman

Sydsvenska Dagbladet

12 October, 2008

Neema Joseph, who is blind, has her hair cut by her friend Mondesca Lucas. 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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