Sven Torfinn

Dar es Salaam, TANZANIA

A portrait of a woman with albinism at the general hospital in Dar es Salaam. Discrimination against albinos is a serious problem throughout sub-Saharan Africa, but recently in Tanzania albinos have been killed and mutilated, victims of a growing criminal trade in albino body parts fuelled by superstition and greed. Limbs, skin, hair, genitals and blood are believed by witch doctors to bring good luck, and are sold to clients for large sums of money, carrying with them the promise of instant wealth.

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Sven Torfinn
City
Dar es Salaam
Country
TANZANIA
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Not available in Germany or the Netherlands.
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2832 x 4256 pixels
23.98 x 36.03 cm (300 dpi)
9.44 x 14.19 inch (300 dpi)
3.4 MB size on disk
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