2013 Photo Contest, Staged Portraits, Singles, 3rd prize

Zuzia

Photographer

Anna Bedyńska

Gazeta Wyborcza

27 October, 2012

Zuzia is a girl with albinism, and attends a school for partially sighted children in Warsaw. She dreams of meeting someone like herself.

About

Anna Bedyńska

Anna Bedynska is a documentary photographer based in Poland who touches and overcomes taboo subjects. Her main concentration is social change. She pays special attention to the ...

Background story

Warsaw, Poland

Zuzia is a girl with albinism, and attends a school for partially sighted children in Warsaw. She dreams of meeting someone like herself.

Albinism is caused by a recessive gene (passed to a child by both parents) that deprives the skin, hair, and eyes of pigment. This can cause serious eye problems.

Because pigment plays a role in protecting the skin from ultraviolet radiation, people with albinism are highly susceptible to the adverse effects of overexposure to sunlight.

Technical information

Shutter Speed
1/125 sec
Focal length
50 mm
F-Stop
7.1
ISO
100
Camera
Canon EOS 5D Mark II

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