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Albino woman next to a black woman

Albino woman next to a black woman

M108/0396

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50.8 MB (5.8 MB compressed)

5083 x 3496 pixels

42.9 x 29.7 cm ⏐ 16.9 x 11.7 in (300dpi)

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Credit

DR P. MARAZZI / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY DR P. MARAZZI / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

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Not to be used for advertising or in a defamatory context.

Caption

Albino and black woman. A black woman standing next to an albino woman. This shows the contrast in skin, hair and eye colour. The albino woman has a genetic disorder which stops her body producing the pigment melanin. The black woman has a very high concentration of melanin in her body, making her skin and eyes dark brown, and her hair black. Melanin protects the skin and eyes against damage from strong sunlight. Albinos do not tan, and often suffer from photophobia, an aversion to bright lights. They also have a much greater risk of developing skin cancer. The condition is congenital, and cannot be treated.

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Model release available. Property release not required.

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