White Ebony

Engaging and empathetic pictures celebrate in this book the first ‘International Albinism Awareness Day’ on 13 June 2015 and pay tribute to the courage and will to survive of a stigmatized minority, people with albinism.

Patricia Willocq

24 × 30 cm
180 pages
96 images
German, English, French
Hardcover, bound in linen,
„French Fold“-jacket
ISBN 978-3-901753-87-9
June 2015

59.00
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Authors

  • Patricia Willocq

    Patricia Willocq is a freelance photographer born in 1980 in the Congo. Amongst the assignments around the world, she dedicates [...] more

Awards

  • One Eyeland Photography Awards
  • Px3 Award - Prix de la Photographie
  • Logo AI-AP
  • Logo FEP
  • Deutscher Fotobuchpreis NOMINIERT

Details

“While we continue to receive shocking reports of killings and attacks against persons with albinism, Patricia Willocq’s photographs send a message of hope and encouragement for all those who work to improve their lives”, said Flavia Pansieri, UN Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights.

Just as the ‘black continent’ is nothing like as monochrome as our stereotyped ideas of it, so neither are the skin tones of its inhabitants. One variant, however, here more than elsewhere, marks people out as misfits: very white skin, unusually light hair colour, blue or green eyes. This congenital metabolic disease is called albinism. People with albinism (PWA) often are visually impaired and need special protection from the sun. Most of all they suffer from social stigmatization. So it is little short of a miracle how courageously and confidently that the PWA of Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, try to overcome their role as outsiders. Lead by the famous Congolese albino wrestler, Mwimba Texas, they demand to be treated with respect. In her photographs Patricia Willocq helps boost the self-assurance of people with albinism in the Congo. Her photo report is a testimony to hope, courage, love and success to give them the dignity they deserve.

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“While we continue to receive shocking reports of killings and attacks against persons with albinism, Patricia Willocq’s photographs send a message of hope and encouragement for all those who work to improve their lives”, said Flavia Pansieri, UN Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights.

Just as the ‘black continent’ is nothing like as monochrome as our stereotyped ideas of it, so neither are the skin tones of its inhabitants. One variant, however, here more than elsewhere, marks people out as misfits: very white skin, unusually light hair colour, blue or green eyes. This congenital metabolic disease is called albinism. People with albinism (PWA) often are visually impaired and need special protection from the sun. Most of all they suffer from social stigmatization. So it is little short of a miracle how courageously and confidently that the PWA of Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, try to overcome their role as outsiders. Lead by the famous Congolese albino wrestler, Mwimba Texas, they demand to be treated with respect. In her photographs Patricia Willocq helps boost the self-assurance of people with albinism in the Congo. Her photo report is a testimony to hope, courage, love and success to give them the dignity they deserve.

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Weight2.3 kg / 5.07 lbs
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