Albinism, in Portraits

By Gustavo Lacerda
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Known for an absence of pigment in their skin, hair, and eyes, people with albinism are often subjected to ridicule, and in parts of Africa, are kidnapped, killed, and dismembered by those who believe their bodies possess magical properties. In a series that we spotted on Design Taxi, Brazilian photographer Gustavo Lacerda celebrates the grace of people suffering from this congenital disorder in poignant and thought-provoking poses. Playing with lighting and color saturation, Lacerda's subjects appear ethereal and hauntingly beautiful. Albino7.jpgalbino8-600x449.jpgAlbino3.jpgGustavo-Lacerda-Albinos-16m.jpgAlbino2m.jpgalbino6-600x449.jpgAlibino6.jpgAlbino9.jpg

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http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2012/08/albinism-in-portraits/261105/