18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest People
Vitiligo: Mercedes

Mercedes, 42 years old, posing in her house. She suffers from Vitiligo, a skin disease which affects 1 to 2% of the world’s population. Vitiligo took over 90% of her body. She puts black makeup on her face in order to camouflage the white skin to hide her face condition, totally white.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 03.2018
Date Uploaded: 11.2020
Photo Location: Havana, Cuba
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Copyright: © Rosa Mariniello