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WHITE EBONY/BLANC EBENE/WEISSES EBENHOLZ: PATRICIA WILLOCQ. Edition Lammerhuber, Baden, 2015. Distributed in the U.S.A. by Antique Collectors' Club, New York. 180 pp. with 93 col. ills. 31 x 25 cm. ISBN 9783901753879 Trilingual in English, French and German.
Publisher's description: Just as the 'black continent' is nothing like as monochrome as our stereotyped ideas of it, so neither are the skin tones of its inhabitants. One variant, however, here more than elsewhere, marks people out as misfits: very white skin, unusually light hair color, blue or green eyes. This congenital metabolic disease is called albinism. People with albinism (PWA) often are visually impaired and need special protection from the sun. Most of all they suffer from social stigmatization. So it is little short of a miracle how courageously and confidently that the PWA of Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, try to overcome their role as outsiders. Lead by the famous Congolese albino wrestler, Mwimba Texas, they demand to be treated with respect. In her photographs Patricia Willocq helps boost the self-assurance of people with albinism in the Congo. Her photo report is a testimony to hope, courage, love and success to give them the dignity they deserve.
Artist(s):Willocq, Patricia
Indexing: Western, Africa, Non-Western in a Western Style — Congo — Post-2000 — Photography — Women Artists
Plans: 73
Worldwide Number: 167842
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