ALBINO

PhotographerAna Palacios
PrizeGold in Book (series Only) / People
Entry Description

In Africa, there is a superstition that drinking an “albino potion” brings good luck, which is why they are hunted, mutilated and murdered by bounty hunters wanting to obtain ingredients for this highly prized concoction. In Tanzania, the country with more albinos than anywhere else in the world, the government has found it necessary to build shelters to protect these people from the clutches of unscrupulous traffickers in human beings. This project shows what everyday life is like in Kabanga, a shelter for albinos, their hopes and their fears.