Abdel Nasser photographed by Éric Nehr. From the series - 'Rose Blessée' - which features portraits inspired by a journal article relating to the persecution albino people suffer from across the world. 2010.
Diandra Forrest is an albino African-American professional fashion model. This green-eyed blonde with African features made a splash in the fashion world. Albinism affects people of all ethnic backgrounds; its frequency worldwide is estimated to be approximately one in 17,000. Because their skin is not protected by melanin, they have to avoid sunlight.
The African country Tanzania has the largest population of albinos and the discrimination and violence is high. Many of the albinos are abducted and butchered for parts used in ceremonies. Repost to raise awareness.
albino-girl-africa--Why is it that these albinos are attacked in East Africa? In sub-Saharan Africa, people with this hereditary condition are often thought of as having supernatural powers, which makes them a target for mutilations and killings.