Justin Dingwall -Thando Hopa - Albus
This photographic project is an ongoing portrait project between photographer and a South African model named Thando Hopa, a legal prosecutor who is using her visibility to address the negative perceptions surrounding albinism, a condition affecting melanin production that results in little or no pigmentation in the skin, hair and eyes.
The photographic series explores the aesthetics of Albinism in contrast with the idealized perception of beauty. Albinism touches every ethnic group and is characterized by the insufficiency of melanin that determines skin and hair color.
courtesy of Justin Dingwall/Thando Hopa/Rooke&Vanwyk