Still photography is a powerful way to translate conditions and experiences between different cultures. I am motivated and dedicated to using my skills as a photographer to tell powerful and meaningful stories that evokes an understanding and/or action.

Albinism Awareness: Tindi and Bibiana Expressing Their Uniqueness Through Art

Observing the outcomes of the creative process is quite revealing. Bibiana and Tindi have been taking and enjoying painting classes and it is immediately evident that these two sisters paint from a different place.

Bibiana’s work is measured and a study of creating beautiful images from nature.

While Tindi’s work is prolific, drawing from images linked to life experiences growing up in rural Tanzania with the genetic condition known as albinism to strong women like Gloria Steinem. Her images can also be disturbing: with portrayals of good and evil witch-doctors, her childhood house on fire, a bloody machete, dismembered albinos, etc. 

One of her prominent images is an albino woman with her hand on her hip…when asked about this image Tindi explains that “she is looking forward to the day when people will look at this albino woman and see her as beautiful.” I look at this image and all I see is Tindi…you girls are beautiful. Thank you Kylie for sharing your gift with the girls.