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56_Life in the Shadows - Mwaka [age5].jpg Stephen Robinson

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Documentary / reportage photography from a project (in progress) on the everyday lives of those living with albinism in Africa, and the persecution they face in their communities, and even within their own families. Life in the Shadows: Albinism in Africa 1 The modern-day social issue of living with albinism in Africa is, today, probably much as it has been for centuries - an issue steeped in deep-rooted superstition and mythology. Most media coverage of Africans with albinism is centred on the news-grabbing extremes of their physical abuse, mutilation and even murder. Such coverage makes little mention of the adversities they face every day - including stigma & extreme discrimination, isolation & exclusion, serious health & vision problems, and public ridicule. And all this every day, day-in, day-out. So this story is about the ordinary: the ordinary daily story of African people with albinism, a story that few of us know about. Accompanying the photographs are the subjects’ own stories of their daily lives, in their own words - far more telling than anything I could write. Stephen Robinson

Upload date

03/24/2016

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M9

Lens

Summilux-M 1:1,4/50mm Asph

Exposure time

1/350

Aperture

2.8

ISO

160

Date

09/18/2015

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