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Albinism

Woman Fights The Stigma Of Albinism With Stunning Photo Essay

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 06.23.2016 | Arts

Photographer Patricia Willocq was raised in the Democratic Republic of Congo, where people with albinism are often the target of discrimination that, ...

Albinos in Malawi at Brink of 'Total Extinction,' Warns UN

Carbonated.TV | Posted 05.06.2016 | World
Carbonated.TV

People with albinism in Malawi are at risk of "systemic extinction" due to relentless attacks so their limbs can be used in witchcraft, said the United Nations' expert on albinism.

Stunning Photos Of Models With Albinism Capture The Beauty In Breaking Convention

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 02.17.2016 | Arts

"I have always been interested in the unique or what is conventionally viewed as different," South Africa-based photographer Justin Dingwall explained...

Tanzania is still Failing to Protect its Children who Live with Albinism

The Conversation Africa | Posted 02.02.2016 | World
The Conversation Africa

Simon Ngalomba, University of Dar es Salaam There is no doubt that educational access worldwide has improved in the past two decades. This has been d...

Ghostly White Shark Dies On Australian Beach

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 01.24.2016 | Science

A ghost was spotted on a beach in New South Wales, Australia, and Luke Anslow has the pictures to prove it. Anslow posted pictures of his eerie discov...

People Of Color With Albinism Ask: Where Do I Belong?

NPR | Aaron Barksdale | Posted 12.08.2015 | Black Voices

Growing up, Natalie Devora always questioned how she fit into her African-American family. "Everyone was brown, and then there was me," Devora says. "...

A Chat With Beth Vrabel About Her Middle Grade Novel "A Blind Guide to Stinkville"

Mary Pauline Lowry | Posted 10.13.2015 | Books
Mary Pauline Lowry

In Beth Vrabel's funny, touching middle grade novel "A Blind Guide to Stinkville," a spunky 12- year old named Alice moves with her family from Seattle to a small paper mill town in South Carolina. In Seattle, Alice's blindness and albinism were almost a non-issue.

Acts of Loving Kindness & Profound Cruelty

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 09.08.2016 | Politics
Warren J. Blumenfeld

I believe two of the litmus tests by which we can judge any society are to investigate both the ways in which societies treat their children, and the ways in which they treat animals. In some countries around the world, we have clear evidence of the poaching of animals for their body parts, such as tusks and as trophies.

Rare Sighting Of White Whale Inspires Confusion, Awe In Australia

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 08.11.2015 | Science

Whale watchers in waters north of the Gold Coast Seaway in Queensland, Australia, received a spectacular surprise Monday morning when they spotted a l...

This Film Is Helping Shatter Society's Rigid Beauty Standards

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 08.04.2015 | Style

The glitz and glamour of the fashion world is often what attracts people to careers in the industry, and it ultimately keeps them there once they get ...

Rare Albino Wallaby Seen Hopping Around British Countryside

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 08.03.2015 | Weird News

Wallaby damned! Caroline Phillips got a rare treat Friday afternoon while riding her horse near in Northhampshire, U.K. -- An albino wallaby hopping ...

You Can't Even Handle The Moment This Baby Sees Her Mom For The First Time

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 01.27.2015 | Parents

Eight-month-old Louise was born with albinism. Because of the lack of pigment in her eyes, she also has nystagmus, a condition that results in poor vi...

Mr. Pink: The Rare Pink Grasshopper

Roeselien Raimond | Posted 10.04.2014 | Arts
Roeselien Raimond

Not so long ago, one of my photo-pals found a pink grasshopper. To be very honest: his special find made me a little bit jealous.After all it is just about the closest thing to a pink elephant!

Thando Hopa: Choosing Pretty

Antonia Opiah | Posted 08.17.2014 | Black Voices
Antonia Opiah

At only 25-years-old, Thando Hopa, a public prosecutor and part-time model, already demonstrates a precocious collectedness and understanding of people and a thorough understanding of herself.

Human Gene Found In Dogs

LiveScience | Elizabeth Palermo | Posted 05.20.2014 | Science

Dogs and people have more in common than a love of Frisbees and long walks on the beach. A new study finds that certain dogs, just like certain humans...

Spotlight on Sundance Official Selection White Shadow with Director Noaz Deshe

Quora | Posted 03.31.2014 | Entertainment
Quora

These questions originally appeared on Quora. Answers by Noaz Deshe, Director, White Shadow (2013 Movie) Q: What was it like shooting on location ...

Love in a Time of Fear: Albino Women's Stories From Tanzania

Chika Oduah | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Chika Oduah

"It will be unto you if you give birth to a child like you," she says he told her. The "like you" was a reference to Grace's skin. She has albinism, a genetically inherited condition characterized by a deficit in melanin production that leaves albinos with pale skin, usually light, sometimes reddish eyes and blond hair.

Colorless Beauty

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 09.11.2013 | Black Voices

With allegations of "racism" on the runway being hurled, we've been on a serious #BlackModelWatch as New York Fashion Week continues. But let's take a...

Colorless Beauties Make Modeling Mark

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 01.16.2013 | Black Voices

Beauty is found in all shapes, sizes and colors. It can also be colorless, which is the point being proven and celebrated through a wave of models wit...

Gina Ryder

Diego Ravier: Albinos in Africa Show Us Human Dignity

HuffingtonPost.com | Gina Ryder | Posted 08.27.2012 | Arts

If you are intensely misunderstood, you want Diego Ravier to be your photographer. He doesn't just identity subjects to photograph. He helps his s...

Stunning Photo Series Gives Albinos A Closer Look

Posted 08.17.2012 | Arts

Brazilian Photographer Gustavo Lacerda's series "Albinos" blends biology, aesthetics and folklore in the striking collection of light-saturated photos...

Tanzanians To Name Albino Killers

BBC NEWS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Tanzania is launching a nationwide exercise urging the public to identify those behind dozens of murders of people with albinism....