/ 2017 / Book / People


  • Prize
    Gold in Book (Series Only)/People, Gold in Press/People/Personality, Silver in Press/Other, Silver in Portraiture/Children, 3rd Place winner in Press
  • Photographer
    Ana Palacios, Spain

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.

Awards Ana Palacios is a Spanish journalist and photographer interested in human rights issues around the world. Her work on cooperation in development has been published in The Guardian, Days Japan, Daily Mirror, Daily Mail, XL Semanal, El País, Tiempo, etc. 
She has published two photo books internationally distributed: “Albino” about the pledge of the albinos in Tanzania and “Art in Movement” about the art as a social change in Kampala.