Photos of anxiety

Wired has an image gallery of work from photographer John William Keedy that may provoke some thought, chuckles, and possibly some nervous tics. His image series It’s Hardly Noticeable centers on images of atypical thoughts and behaviors.  From the Wired gallery:

…Keedy prefers the work to be viewed in the larger context of normalcy and otherness, and for the narratives of each image to stand on their own. He appears in some of the images not as himself, but as a character in a scene. The photos are supposed to be thought-provoking, not conclusive. It’s specifically the conclusive nature of diagnosing certain behaviors as abnormal that bothers him.

And below, my favorite image of the bunch because I can relate to it oh so clearly!

(c) John William Keedy

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The albino people of Tanzania

Slate has some images from photographer Liron Shimoni’s new series White Shadows. Albinism occurs at a far higher rate in Tanzania than the rest of the world and people who have it can be subject to discrimination, abuse, or murder. From the text that accompanies the photographs:

“In the villages, they are viewed as demons or subhuman, and called offensive terms such as ‘zero-zero’ or ‘white meat.’ There is also a widespread belief that getting close to an albino will result in the catching of the disease, or that a pregnant woman who has physical contact with an albino will then birth an albino baby of her own.”

(c) Liron Shimoni

(c) Liron Shimoni