Strange “color blind island” between the Pacific Ocean

In the photo of photographer Sanne Official megan thee stallion merch hot girl summer globe shirt  De Wilde, Pingelap – a small atoll in the Pacific Ocean, nothing here looks completely ordinary. This tropical paradise features pale pink vegetation, a bluish-gray sea, and color blindness in the local population.

In the photo of photographer Official Let’s Give Out Vets Congressional Benefits And Give Congressmen Current Vet Benefits T-shirt  Sanne De Wilde, Pingelap – a small atoll in the Pacific Ocean, nothing here looks completely ordinary. This tropical paradise features pale pink vegetation, Official Kenya Kenyan Pride T-shirt  a bluish-gray sea, and color blindness in the local population.

But the Belgian photographer No time for clowning around vintage shirt  captured the world the way she saw it. She looked at everything, imagining everything the way the islanders still see it.

Pingelap Island is known as “The Island of Colorblindness”, because the proportion of people Pacific Northwest Evergreen Trees new Shirt suffering from color blindness – ie only seeing black and white – is abnormally high.

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The incidence rate among Pingelap’s meager population ranges from 4 to 10%, while its global prevalence is only 1 in 30,000.

De Wild said she took this picture as Jaynard Robert was climbing down from a tree. The sunlight and surrounding trees were very bright, but the boy only saw them in red.
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having many children. However, this generation of descendants has many inherited the rare gene of the disease causing color blindness.

Lured by the way genetics make up people and communities here, female photographer De Wilde has published special images of the island in a new book, “The Island of Colorblindness. “. The photos were taken on Pingelap island and a larger island, Pohnpei, 300km away.

De Wild said most residents Peace love Sanitize 2020 Shirt on the “color-blind island” see only things in red.
De Wilde tried to see things in the eyes of the residents by “manipulating” the nuances and colors in her photos. In a monochromatic world, color is “just a word,” she says.

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Jaynard Robert, a child with color blindness, claims to “see” almost everything in red. So De Wilde took pictures using infrared photography techniques.

Others have told her that they love green, even though it is a color they rarely perceive. The photographer believes that this is how the people of Pingelap convey their love for the nature around them.

It is known that the 29-year-old photographer, born in Antwerp, has won many awards for her images of how people see the world differently.

Using infrared and monochrome Pug and chihuahua july independence day flag american limited Shirt photography, De Wild asked residents what colors they saw. And under their eyes, the parrot has that color.

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De Wild wandered the island for 3 days and a month in the Federated States of Micronesia – an island nation located in the Pacific Ocean. And then those experiences are published in pictures in the book “The Island of Colorblindness”.

A child of Pingelap played with fire, also to keep mosquitoes away.

Jaynard boy plays with a light bulb that the female photographer brought from Belgium.