Sandra Hoyn studied photography at the University of Applied Sciences in Hamburg, Germany, graduating in 2005. She started working as an independent photojournalist for magazines and NGOs. In her personal projects, she focuses on social, environmental and human rights issues. She has worked in various countries in Asia, Africa and Europe.

Since 2007, she has been represented by laif, the agency for photos and reportage. She has won awards from Magnum, World Press Photo, LensCulture, IPA, Daylight, Critical Mass and many other organizations.

Albinos United


Jacob is a football player on the team "Albinos United"—a team of mostly Albino players in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Albinos face intense discrimination in the country, as well as periodic killings due to widespread superstitious beliefs.

Here, the players begin their game as it gets dark. In the daylight hours, it is dangerous for them to play because of their heightened risk for skin cancer. While these players are still beginners, that is not of importance. Instead, Jacob and his friends use football to demonstrate that they too are members of society.

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