Belgian photographer Sanne De Wilde (b. 1987) delves into the visions of the people of Pingelap and Pohnpei, two islands in Micronesia where a high percentage of the population have achromatopsia, or total colour blindness. In this new publication, The Island of the Color Blind, De Wilde draws inspiration from the late neurologist and writer Oliver Sacks’s 1997 book of the same name. A series of surreal images experiments with black and white, and shades of pink and grey, in order to better comprehend the islanders’ unique perspective of the world. With texts by Azu Nwagbogu and Oliver Sacks.
Sanne De Wilde,The Island of the Color Blind, Uitgeverij Kannibaal. www.uitgeverijkannibaal.be
1. Sanne De Wilde, Micronesia, 2015. Copyright of Sanne De Wilde.