2009 Photo Contest, Contemporary Issues, 2nd prize

Johan Bävman

Sydsvenska Dagbladet

03 November, 2008

Ocean Road Hospital is the only place in Tanzania that can treat skin cancer. 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.

About the photographer

Johan Bävman

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