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Albino - In the shadow of the sun

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The believing in witchcraft has cursed a small part of the population of Tanzania, Africa. The legend tells that a limb from the body of an albino gives luck to the miner who enters the goldmine. Due to the widespread folklore albinos, mostly children, are murdered and their body parts sold to superstitious businessmen. Above that, they live in a country that is ruled by the sun. Skin cancer is a common cause of death among the albinos. These circumstances, and the fact that their skin colour differs from the norm, the albino population are doomed to a life in solitude. In the midst of the tragedy there are also laughter and spirit of hope. The albino people in Tanzania are organizing. The are refusing to let the murderers continue unnoticed.

Photobook and photographic prints by photographer Johan Bävman. Shipping world wide.  

Johan Bävman combines his own long-term projects with freelance assignments from different clients worldwide. He has previously published the photobook Albino – In the shadow of the sun [2009]. The project Swedish Dads has had a tremendous impact and has been published/shared widely all over the world.

Between the years 2008 and 2011, Johan Bävman worked as a staff photographer at Sydsvenskan, one of the largest newspapers in Sweden. He graduated from Nordens Fotoskola, Stockholm 2007. He was previously a member of Moment Agency [2007–2015].

Johan Bävman has won several awards, including the World Press Photo,POY, Sony Award, NPPA, UNICEF Photo Award and Picture of the Year in Sweden.

Freelance photographer Johan Bävman,
b.1982, based in Malmö, Sweden.
johan (a) bavman.se
+46 (0) 708 962 639