19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest People
Albinos – white/black and black gathering

Albinism (albus in Latin) means white. But in reality, they are black like their fellow classmates. In the primary school where they study, they suffer from the same conditions of poverty, poor vision and blindness. Unlike other places, where they struggle with stigma, discrimination and ‘othering’, and often worst things like hunting and killing, here they appear to be accepted and integrated, although often they prefer to exclude themselves.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 11.2021
Date Uploaded: 11.2021
Photo Location: Thika, Kenya
Camera: LEICA M (Typ 240)
Copyright: © Eduardo Lopez Moreno