photography: ‘tribe of ghosts: albinism in tanzania’ – the work of jacquelyn martin

November 5, 2014

In Tanzania, albinos are often killed or mutilated in order to use their body parts for traditional medicines. Through photography, American photojournalist Jacquelyn Martin has brought to light the plight of this shunned and disenfranchised community of east Africans – many of whom suffer from skin cancer due to their albinism. A staff photojournalist with the Associated Press, Martin’s most notable project is ‘Tribe of Ghosts: Albinism in Tanzania’, where she vsited the Kabanaga Protectorate Centre in North-East Tanzania. Explore her stunning work, below (images via PAPER).

By Alexander Aplerku, AFROPUNK Contributor