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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

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Gustavo-Lacerda albino portraits

Gustavo-Lacerda albino portraits

albino-portrait

Gustavo-Lacerda albino portraits

via Flavorwire

  • 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

  • Wow that title is gross. why not “stunning photos of people with albinism” you make them out to be something other than human by simply calling them “albinos”. yuck.

  • Joakim

    Adam, what a pretentious hipster comment. Just because you have a reaction or an idea doesn’t make it important. I’m pretty sure it’s not meant to harm and all you’re doing is taking away attention from the art work in itself.

  • “I’m pretty sure it’s not meant to harm” doesn’t mean that it doesn’t. Also, I’m not sure what’s pretentious about pointing out the obvious lack of thought behind the title?

  • Cláudio de Alba

    Excuse me, Adam Cross, but you said “yuck”, and you also said “you make them out to be something other than human by simply calling them “albinos””.

    So, what if this post was solely about Brazilians? Would it be wrong if one said Brazilians? One would have to say Brazilian people or people born in Brazil? Please… And the word “albino” itself is a noun (you don’t need to use it as an adjective), a noun from Portuguese that means: “A person or animal congenitally lacking melanin pigmentation.” Did you get it? A PERSON. One don’t need to say people born with albinism, and calling somebody an albino isn’t gross, it’s just like saying somebody’s a brunette. Also, as soon as we read albinos we see the photographs of people and we know that it’s about people.

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