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Ridiculed, misunderstood and feared for their ‘magical powers’: Artist’s poignant pictures of sufferers of albinism

"Oscarine" This hauntingly striking portrait is the work of Photographer Eric Nehr. This body of work began after he read the following - “… Since September, the albinos in Burundi have been the victims of a dreadful, sordid, mad hunt. Five murders, all of them quite appalling, have been committed. Albinos, whether men, women, boys or girls,have become, in spite of themselves, the targets of a very lucrative market….” - Pierre Lepidi, Le Monde.fr, December, 22nd 2008

when I first started writing about an albino werewolf, I took her appearance cues from Connie Chiu, a gorgeous albino fashion model.

Ridiculed, misunderstood and feared for their ‘magical powers’: Artist’s poignant pictures of sufferers of albinism

Albinism #olden-daily-mail [Prelude: that sexy mom in the neighborhood? estp. ["Hey kids!"] that overdressed grandma with a ton of makeup? enfj.]

Ridiculed, misunderstood and feared for their ‘magical powers’: Artist’s poignant pictures of sufferers of albinism

Ridiculed, misunderstood and feared for their 'magical powers': Artist’s poignant pictures of sufferers of albinism