TOKYO-2016 Fine Art / Portrait


  • Prize
    Gold in Fine Art/Portrait
  • Photographer
    Justine Tjallinks

When I saw 12 year old Albino Anke I was directly taken by her beauty. After my first Albino series called 'Nude'(2014) I learned a lot about albinism. Like as an Albino, the way you are perceived and treated is very dependent on where you live in this world. In western society the fact that albinism is so rare, people often view it as unique and sometimes even beautiful. But in some parts of Africa Albinism is still shrouded in a superstition from the past, where it was believed that the limbs of a person with Albinism would bring prosperity. A horrible thought. But with the ability to share information more easily we see that a new generation takes shape. They revolt against old believes and make up their own mind about what is accepted and beautiful. We should all treasure this kind of unique beauty.