PhotographerDiego Ravier
PrizeGold in Photojournalism / Other_PJ
Entry Description

The people affected by albinism have physical problems like an increased skin cancer risk or poor eyesight. They also face the indifference of the rest of their community about their suffering. In addition, their peers suspect them to be related to good and bad omen. Often, they live in hiding from the unforgiving communities around them. It is difficult to define what "normal" means, because there are plenty of non-written rules by society. Some physical anomalies make one look different from the majority. If this causes social prejudices, the result is always suffering and little or no social integration.