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17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest People
Nalumu, Acid Attack Survivor

Nalumu Minsa was born in 1994 in the village of Bukeka in Uganda. In 2014, when she was coming back from a market in Kampala, an unknown man attacked her with acid. She spent several months in the hospital, suffering nerve damage in her hands and scarring. For her looks, most neighbors insult her, calling her "monster." Today Nalumu lives with her family, making necklaces to sell. This photo is part of my long-term documentary project "Survivors" about acid attack victims around te world.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 03.2019
Date Uploaded: 05.2019
Photo Location: Bukeka village (district of Kayunga), Uganda
Camera: X-Pro2
Copyright: © Erberto Zani
Awards
Photo of the Day: 05.22.19
Editor's Pick
Finalist