The WZORY Photo Series Celebrates People With Vitiligo

 - Sep 30, 2015
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WZORY is a photo collection, put together by Warsaw-based photographer Julia Kaczorowska, that pays tribute to people suffering from vitiligo -- a skin condition that causes many people to develop white spots and patches on their skin due to loss of skin pigmentation.

Kaczorowska herself first started developing spots of white on her knees and elbows as a young child, causing her much stress and grief. However as she grew up, she realized that she needed to not just accept but also to treasure her white patches, seeing them as ornamentation rather than blemishes.

This photo series, in which Kaczorowska captures stunning images of many people with vitiligo, pays tribute to this new attitude wherein people with vitiligo embrace and become comfortable with their condition rather than being ashamed by it. It's a photo series that is brave and arresting, and sheds a whole new light on people with the condition.