Albinism

Gustavo Lacerda’s Striking Portraits of People with Albinism

Indoors, it is important to place lights for reading or close work over a shoulder rather than in front.

Animals that are different than normal @marymavil

Albinism is actually a defect in amino acid metabolism. Normally the amino acid Tyrosine (Y) is converted into melanin (the pigment found in skin and hair). Those with albinism have a defective tyrosinase enzyme which performs this conversion.

Parents Rosemere Fernandes de Andrade and her partner Joao are dark-skinned Afro-Brazilians, yet three of their five children are albinos

Melanistic jaguar - Melanism is an overabundance of black pigment in animals and is actually the opposite of albinism and even more rare.

Brazilian photographer Gustavo Lacerda wanted to give albino people the chance to feel their importance, so over three years, he found people to photograph for his series, Albinos. Albinism had always aroused Lacerda’s attention, and he chose the posing portrait as a way to put his subjects in the forefront, which he says was ‘a […]

Beautiful Albinism. How can one look so flawless? It's like looking at a porcelain doll.

South African model named Thando Hopa, who is using her visibility to address the negative perceptions surrounding albinism

#albino by Анна Данилова, via Behance #albinism

SOMETIMES THE MOST DIFFERENT IS ALSO THE MOST BEAUTIFUL....Why oh why do we higher creatures fear or shun all that is different from us. I think different is often the most beautiful. What a beautiful girl....so fragile and pale and lovely. SH.

One person in 17,000 in the U.S.A. has some type of albinism. A common myth is that people with albinism have red eyes. In fact there are different types of albinism and the amount of pigment in the eyes varies. Although some individuals with albinism have reddish or violet eyes, most have blue eyes. Some have hazel or brown eyes. However, all forms of albinism are associated with vision problem.

A very unusual genetic color variation in white-tailed deer — rarer even than albinism — produces all-black offspring in that species which are known as “melanistic” or “melanic” deer.

Most children with albinism are born to parents who have normal hair and eye color for their ethnic backgrounds. Sometimes people do not recognize that they have albinism.

Albinism is a condition in which a person has an often complete lack of pigment in their skin, hair, and eyes. In not only occurs in humans but in all other vertebrates. Unfortunately, people with albinism face discrimination as many are ignorant towards their appearance.

Rare - Albino luna moth---Luna moth encounters (of any variety) are few and far in-between, as their life cycles are VERY short. Fascinating, beautiful creatures!

Cream, Igor Klepnev The combination of androgyny and albinism, and the poses - he looks so very fragile and delicate, almost unworldly. -vk.com

Concept white - Connie Chiu Portfolio

The opposite of albinism called melanism, a recessive trait where the skin and fur are all black

Meir's milky eyes stared at the swelling landscape. She dropped her hand into the water. "One swell two. Ocean blue. Three swell four. Count some more. Five swell six--" Then it appeared. Tall as three of Meir's coral core boards, menacing as a shark fin. Meir stood with the ease of practice, slid her back foot until she saw the tip of her board rise from the water. Then she waited for the impact.

Beautiful Albino People | cs309230.userapi....

from zhang lijie's project "the rare", documenting people with rare diseases in china. what do you think--voyeurism, or artistic advocacy?

* ~ i'm obsessed with white, pale and soft skins ♥

‘Lutino’ Blue and Gold Macaw.. i want one of every color! :D ♥ www.pinterest.com...

wow! now that's how to work your look no matter what