The Vitiligo Project
Vitiligo is a skin disorder: the skin cells cannot produce pigments as a result of which certain areas of the skin become white. The disorder affects roughly 1-3 percent of the population. As I have vitiligo as well, I chose this topic for my degree work at the Hungarian University of Fine Arts, majoring in graphic design.
The degree work introduces everyday events and situations with the help of photographs and short stories. Before starting out, I did a survey among other people suffering from vitiligo and found that similarly to my experiences they all have an ambivalent love-hate relationship with their own skin. The degree work is about how a person with vitiligo (in this particular case me) experiences the negative and positive reactions of other people.
The project was entirely concieved by me, Júlia Bodolóczki and I wrote the short stories myself as well. I asked Karolina Kárász to take photographs for my project, while the short stories are available in English as well translated by Ambrus Nagy.