Through the Lens: Mwanzo Millinga

I never tire of photos depicting the lives of albinos throughout Africa, and Tanzanian photographer Mwanzo Milinga has done a remarkable job at this task. I saw these images prior to reading the text about the photographer and instantly found myself drawn to the use of the frames within the shots.  I later learned that Milinga give the frames to the subjects as a representation of the restrictions they often face in life. The subjects were allowed to hold the frame in whichever way they wanted and clearly some of these poses are amazing! I love that even something as simple as holding up a frame allows the subject to insert a bit of their own personality and creativity into the image.

{Photos: Photoquai}

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