The beauty’s canons have universalized the meanings that exist about prettiness through the stigma of an ideal figure corporeal and regulated, beauty meets one way or another to be a symbolic model of identity, valuable in a set of traits of the human and characterizable qualities that compel to inserted into a socio-cultural context; irregular populations induce dissimilar valuations based on appearance, generating a morbid reading from the physiognomy uneven and/or particular body as in the case of people with albinism. This project was created to count and highlight a problem of socio-cultural identity from the uneven appearance of the albino population and their historical context and cultural meanings that are agrained from their fitness in mythology, taboos and social connotation. This photographic series has been built from a call for people with albinism at El Santuario – Antioquia’s village and the “Contraste Fundation – Albinos por Colombia” located in Bogotá – Colombia, to portray in twelve digital photographs, from a narrative and staging which supported on symbolic elements reinforce the fantastic and identity argument of this population.
The materialization of the concept leads in one aesthetic unity cold and pictorial linked to the popular and cultural knowledge through a myths and taboos’s compilation.
This way “Invisibles” highlights a corporeal meaning from white color and magic, unleashes a formal and personal motivation for beauty and promotes the establishment of new subjectivities.