TOKYO-2017 People / Portrait_P

Liberty III

  • Prize
    Bronze in People/Portrait
  • Photographer
    Justin Dingwall

The discourse about albinism is generally avoided as taboo in the South African context. When discussed, it is usually viewed as negative or as a sought after “oddity” in fashion and art trends. Justin Dingwall, photographer and creator of the series Albus, aims for an intimate perspective to foreground the myths surrounding albinism. This series developed into an exploration of the aesthetics of albinism in contrast to the idealised perceptions of beauty. It began as an interest to capture something not conventionally perceived as "beauty".