Art We ♥ : Albus



ALBUS is an ongoing portrait project between the young South African photographer Justin Dingwall and South African Model Thando Hopa, who is using her visibility to address the negative perceptions surrounding albinism.

The photographic series explores the aesthetics of Albinism in contrast with the idealized perception of beauty. Albinism touches every ethnic group and is characterized by the insufficiency of melanin that determines skin and hair color.

Beauty is found in all shapes, sizes and colors. It can also be colorless, which is the point being proven and celebrated through a wave of models with albinism’, Justin Dingwall.

Thando Hopa 23, born in Soweto, is a rising fashion model and a full time legal prosecutor, in Johannesburg.
I'm a black girl who lives in the skin of a white person and that alone should embody what a human being as a whole should represent, Thando Hopa.



ALBUS est la première exposition solo du jeune photographe sud-africain Justin Dingwall, en collaboration avec Thando Hopa. L'exposition prendra place à Seattle, à la galerie MIA. Albus est un projet collaboratif entre le photographe Justin Dingwall et Thando Hopa, modèle et Procureur à temps plein. 

Le projet photographique (en construction) explore l'esthétique de l'albinisme en contraste avec une perception idéalisée de la beauté. 

'Je suis une femme noire qui vit avec la peau d'une personne blanche et cela devrait déjà suffire à incarner ce qu'un être humain représente dans toute sa complexité ' Thando Hopa.

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