Under the same sun
In Tanzania, when you have albinism, you are thought to be evil. There even is a price on the head of children with albinism since killing a person with albinism is considered to bring good luck. The fears and superstitions surrounding albinism run very deep in Tanzanian society. Many children with albinism are denied the most fundamental human rights. That’s why the mission of Josephat Torner Foundation is social acceptance and inclusion.

Marinka Masséus, Netherlands

Print Size: 900x600 mm
Frame Size: 1170x870 mm
Paper Type: Let Curator Decide
Frame Colour: Black
Exhibit: POS LL 279 17

 

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Under the same sun
نتنفّس الهواء نفسه، فكلّنا سواسية
Archival Giclee Digital Print


In Tanzania, when you have albinism, you are thought to be evil. There even is a price on the head of children with albinism since killing a person with albinism is considered to bring good luck. The fears and superstitions surrounding albinism run very deep in Tanzanian society. Many children with albinism are denied the most fundamental human rights. That’s why the mission of Josephat Torner Foundation is social acceptance and inclusion.

في تنزانيا، إذا أصبت بالمهق، يُعتقد أنك شرير. والأسوء هو وجود مكافأة مالية لمن يحضر رأس الطفل المصاب بالمهق إذ يعتقدون أنّ قتل هذا الطفل سيجلب الحظّ السعيد. تتغلغل الخرافات والمخاوف عميقاً في المجتمع التنزاني، حتى أنّ هؤلاء الأطفال يُحرمون من أبسط حقوق الإنسان. وفي هذا الصدد، تُعنى مؤسسة جوزيفات تورنر بتعزيز التقبّل والدمج المجتمعي للمصابين بهذا المرض.

Photographer:
Marinka Masséus, Netherlands
مارينكا ماسيوس، هولندا


Print Size: 900x600 mm

Frame Size: 1170x870 mm

Exhibit: POS LL 279 17

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