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Grand Palace, Bangkok, Thailand
Sri Mariammam Temple, Singapore
Victoria Harbour, Hong Kong
Interior of Jin Mao Tower, Shanghai, China
Pudong from the Bund, Shanhai, China
Modern Shanghai, China
Bulguska Buddhist Temple, Busan, South Korea
Haedong Yonggungsa Buddhist Temple, Busan, South Korea
Dancers, South Korea
Sumiyoshi Taisha Shinto Shrine, Osaka, Japan
Ema, Sumiyoshi Taisha Shinto Shrine, Osaka, Japan
Sorihashi Bridge, Sumiyoshi Taisha Shinto Shrine, Osaka, Japan
Sake Barrels, Sumiyoshi Taisha Shinto Shrine, Osaka, Japan
Lanterns at Asakusa Buddhist Shrine, Tokyo, Japan
Concert Pianist, Japan
The Blue Lagoon, Iceland
The Spa, Blue Lagoon, Iceland
|Image Copyright Stephen Robinson|
Stephen Robinson, a photographer based in Zambia, has released an extraordinary on-line exhibition of documentary and photojournalism photography on the everyday lives of those living with albinism in Africa.
The modern-day social issue of living with albinism in Africa is, today, probably much as it has been for centuries - an issue steeped in deep-rooted superstition and mythology. Most media coverage of Africans with albinism is centred on the news-grabbing extremes of their physical abuse, mutilation and even murder. Such coverage makes little mention of the adversities they face every day - including stigma and extreme discrimination, isolation and exclusion, serious health and vision problems, and public ridicule. And all this every day, day-in, day-out.
So this story is about the ordinary: the ordinary daily story of African people with albinism, a story that few of us know about. Accompanying the photographs are the subjects’ own stories of their daily lives, in their own words - far more telling than anything the photographer could write.
Not sure if you understand the significance of the various colour spaces? Can you honestly say that you are clear about the differences between Adobe RGB (1998), sRGB, Apple RGB and Wide-gamut RGB? Well, colour is a complex matter and you could spend the rest of your life studying the science of the subject. In an effort to help, and with the assistance of Bruce Lindbloom, we have introduced a 3-D gamut viewer which displays a variety of commonly-used colour spaces. The viewer even allows you to compare two three-dimensional RGB working spaces by drawing one inside the other. The whole display can then be rotated in any direction, or zoomed in and out, to help you focus on those crucial areas of difference. At last it is possible to visualize clearly how switching, for example from Adobe RGB (1998) to sRGB, imposes significant changes upon your images.