Under the Same Sun

CompanyMarinka Masséus Photography
PhotographerMarinka Masséus
Prize1st Place in People
Entry Description

This photo series was created in collaboration with the ‘Josephat Torner Foundation’ to raise awareness about the circumstances of people with albinism living in Tanzania. In Tanzania, when you have albinism, you are thought to be evil. There even is a price on the head of children with albinism since killing a person with albinism is considered to bring good luck. The fears and superstitions surrounding albinism run very deep in Tanzanian society. So deep that many women who give birth to a child with albinism are told to kill the baby at birth. If she refuses, she and the baby will become outcasts. Many children with albinism are denied the most fundamental of human rights. They are despised and taught that they are evil. Because of the killings, many children with albinism live in camps. Rejected by their families, they are secluded, kept apart, hidden, often mistreated and shamed.

About Photographer

After finishing her MBA, her studies in Buddhist Psychology guided her philosophical journey, and the Photo Academy stimulated her to channel her concepts and feelings into images. Her photography revolves around people and is a constant reflection of her passion and fascination for human nature and the way we live our lives. Marinka s acclaim includes - 2x Silver winner Px3 Prix de la Photographie Paris 2016 - Bronze winner Px3 2016 - Px3 Exhibition in Paris - 1st place Monochrome Photography Awards – 2x Editors’ pick at LensCulture -Exhibition at Atelier Alen, Munich, Germany - Featured at ArtWest, Amsterdam - Exhibition at Gallery Beeldend Gesproken, Amsterdam - 2x winner 2nd place MIFA Moscow International Foto Awards 2015 - Week instagram takeover for Fotografiska, Swedish Museum of Photography - Featured at Rotterdam.Photo - 2nd place BW SpiderAwards - Merit of Excellence – IPA Best of Show Exhibition New York - 2x winner 2nd place IPA International Photography Awards 2015 - Gold winner at Px3 Prix de la Photographie Paris 2015 - 3x Silver and 1x Bronze winner at Px3 2015 - Exhibition at WM Gallery, Amsterdam - Photoville 2015 New York - International Photo Festival Leiden 2015 - 1st place International Color Awards - Featured at the Royal Geographical Society in London - IPA 2014 2nd place - Linden Museum in Stuttgart, Germany - GUP New Dutch Talent 2014