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Stunning Portraits of Albinos by Gustavo Lacerda

Gustavo-Lacerda albino portraits

It’s a common myth that all albinos have red eyes, a myth easily dispelled by these stunning portraits by Gustavo Lacerda. Since 2009 Lacerda, a São Paulo-based fine art photographer, has been researching and approaching albinos to photograph in his studio.

Many of his subjects, used being treated as ‘outsiders’, were initially uncomfortable with the process but later felt great pride after seeing the results.

This series has been making the rounds online and three of Lacerda’s images were featured in the Pirelli/Masp Photography Collection, which honors excellence in the Brazillian photography community.

Gustavo-Lacerda albino portraits

Gustavo-Lacerda albino portraits

albino-portrait

Gustavo-Lacerda albino portraits

Gustavo-Lacerda albino portraits

albino-portrait

Gustavo-Lacerda albino portraits

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  • http://poetfreak.com/poet/sonetta Sonya Florentino

    THEY COULD BE ANGELS

    so white, so bright
    they could be angels

    white hair, white skin
    pale eyes
    a touch of pink
    on lips, on rosy cheeks
    otherwise

    so white, like light
    so bright
    they could be angels

    copyright 2012
    Sonya Florentino

    *poem written after viewing photographs of albino children by Brazilian photographer Gustavo Lacerda