Special thanks belong to Palacký University Olomouc, namely to its Faculty of Arts for financial support of the anthropologic research project Stigma or Blessings. Life with albinism in Zambia and Benin (2023), to vice-rector Andrea Hanáčková for the support of the project Born different and the Volunteering Centre for their material aid for children with albinism in Zambia. Thanks goes to the Research Centre for African Studies at Jagiellonian University and Jagiellonian University Museum Collegium Maius for organizing the photographic exhibition Born different in Krakow, Poland. Thanks also belongs to the Embassy of the Czech Republic in Lusaka and the Alliance Française de Lusaka for co-organizing the photography exhibition in Lusaka. Special thanks also belongs to the Czech enterprise Astrid for the material aid in the form of sunscreens for people with albinism in Zambia. We also gratefully acknowledge the cooperation of non-profit organizations in our research, especially the Butterfly Foundation of Zambia, Zambia Albinism Alliance, Zambia Albinism Matters Organization and Albinism Foundation of Zambia and Valeur Albinos. Last but not least we would like to express our special thanks to all families with albinism who participated in this project in Zambia and Benin.


Jagiellonian Centre for African Studies | Jagiellonian University Museum Collegium Maius | Embassy of the Czech Republic in Lusaka | Alliance Française de Lusaka
Astrid | Butterfly Foundation of Zambia | Znesnaze21