vitiligo series by Brock Elbank

Brock Elbank’s Vitiligo Series Reaches 40 Portraits – Who’s Next?

London-based photographer Brock Elbank has shot 40 portraits – including a black lab named Lottie – as part of his “Vitiligo” series celebrating the beauty of the human form. And he’s not done yet.

With a goal of 60-90 portraits, Brock hopes to photograph another 20 to 30 people with vitiligo before completing the series next spring. With applications from all over the world, the series has included people with vitiligo from São Paulo, San Diego, Orlando, Kansas City and Italy – just to name a few. And the results are inspiring, especially for those participating in the shoot.

“He helped me see my skin in a new light,” said Mary Aquino, who visited London from Miami for the shoot. “Talking with him helped me to not think so negatively about myself.”

Take a look at some of the portraits so far – and consider applying to be next.

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Thirty of the incredible faces that have sat for their own Close Up for the #Vitiligo Portrait series to date. People have kindly travelled from as far-a-field as South America to take part which in turn adds so much weight to the ongoing work. I’m looking to shoot another 21-30 subjects before I complete the series, so please keep suggesting people, keep tagging me, direct message or to apply email Vitiligo@Mrelbank.com for information. You people make the series what they are… #Mrelbank #Beauty #Portrait #Skin #London @hasselblad @profotoglobal @livingdappled @thevitiligosociety @vrfoundation_ @vitiligo.beauty @girlswithvitiligo @cantcuredopeskin @thevitiligoman @bambailie @haiderhar @evakhynesam @msroch88 @gdmaycole @amitai_erman @aprilcmitchell @vitiligo_and_me @mary_aquino_ @bianca_rosemarie @ddv_vdv @nilegoodlad @nancypowe11 @j.stewart2506 @emmaljoy @sofietusnelda @keirawalcott @esse.bi.79 @1hapa2quapas @leonie_timothy @georgiatrodd @xena_solanki @juliandesai @myspots_mystory @da_unsigned_artist @bxsqvi @tara_46me @mpty92

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I thought I’d introduce our Portrait Competition Winner feet first and what great feet they are too! Natasha @1hapa2quapas from Missouri sent me an email that simply struck a chord and last week we shot her series after she visited me with her family. Obviously there will be more to follow… We’ve more @gdmaycole and @leonie_timothy’s series over the next few days. Friday we have a Dutch subject for #Vitiligo and soon another very special subject from The Netherlands who is a ‘one off’ series so that’s coming in the next few weeks… #Mrelbank #Beauty #Still-life #Legs #Skin #London @hasselblad @profotoglobal @livingdappled @thevitiligosociety @vrfoundation_ @girlswithvitiligo @cantcuredopeskin @vitiligo.beauty

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Interested in participating in Brock Elbank’s Vitiligo Series? Email vitiligo@mrelbank.com to receive an automated email reply with the details and how to apply. The series is shot in South East London and participants are responsible for travel. Anyone with vitiligo is encouraged to apply and any age, gender and ethnicity are welcome.

Photo by Brock Elbank.

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Erika Page

Erika Page is a writer and blogger with universal vitiligo. Her first spots appeared on her spine when she was seven years old and today vitiligo covers her entire body. Based just south of Washington, D.C., Erika founded Living Dappled to create a community of inspiration and hope for girls and women living with vitiligo.

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