Ustupu blues

Category: People

 

Photo and caption by Lucia Ceriani

This picture was taken in Ustupu last February. Ustupu is the largest island of Kuna Yala - Panama. Albinism is the most common genetic disease in Kuna Yala due to the frequent marriages between relatives. This indio-albino girl was one of the most frequent visions of my stay in Ustupu (40 days). In spite of the sun her skin was not burnt contrary to most of the albino people of the island. Albinism such as omosexuality are no more cause of discrimination between Kuna indios. I saw people living in real armony and that helped me to go through sour times.

Location: Ustupu island - Kuna Yala Panama

 

More People Entries »

 
  1. Summer Love

    By Aidas Banaitis

  2. Women at Prayer

    By Rachel Glogowski

  3. All eyes

    By Sameer Masand