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Denisse Ariana Pérez is a Caribbean-born, Copenhagen-based copywriter and photographer. Her most recent work focuses on using photography and storytelling in order to highlight the beauty of Afro-communities and other marginalized groups that inspire her and she feels connected to. Her work centres around the intersection between art and documentary, of fantasy and reality.
Professional: Winning Entry: "Albinism, Albinism"
“Albinism, Albinism” is an ongoing photographic project. The series is meant to capture the beauty of boys born with albinism - an absence of pigmentation in the eyes and skin and hair. It is meant to create awareness through beauty, highlighting its subjects rather than portraying them as victims.
The first edition of the series was shot in Tanzania, a country with a history of violence, murder and segregation against albinos. It was featured on Dazed Magazine. The second edition, which remains unpublished, of the series was shot in Uganda, a country where albinos face a bit less social segregation. This second edition features four young albino men, from a Ugandan professional dancehall musician to an activist.