photographic project is the result of several weeks spent in Tanzania
with young children with albinism. Throughout photographic study of
these young people and their particular condition which makes them
extremely vulnerable to the sun, I explore the delicate balance
between man and the violence of the elements that surround him. In
this case: light.
a country as sunny as Tanzania, albino people struggling to survive.
The skin cancer outweighs most of them before the age of 40.
contrast between their typical African physiognomy and the whiteness
of their skin reminds us how adapted we are to our environment. To
what extent any biological change makes us vulnerable.
lack of pigmentation in their skin required them to live in the
shadow, or as is the case too often to burn their skin slowly under
is precisely this vulnerability to elements that I wanted to show.
This desire to remain hidden.
the sun is not the only threat that albino people have to face. The
trade of bodies and the barbaric crimes committed against them are
all too common in recent years in Tanzania.
of them were killed in what appears to be a complex mix of ancient
African beliefs and a sordid way to makes money . This murderous
madness condemns albino people to live in scare and the fear of being
to protect the children isolated them in secure but poor boarding
image in this series is playing with shadows to illustrates the
fragility and vulnerability of these children to the elements and in
a metaphorical way, to their peers.