the absence of color

the absence of color

Albinos stand out in East Africa. Often the lone white face in a black crowd, a result of a genetic condition that impairs normal skin pigmentation. In East Africa it is believed that the use of albino body parts in potions brings great wealth and therefore their body parts fetch a high price on the black market. Albinos have to endure persecution, social isolation, murders, human rights violations, denial of fair access to education, as well as to healthcare and employment. The absence of color attempts to give a face and a voice to Uganda’s Albinos, who are discriminated because of a lack of color.

 

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