Candyfloss trees and bubblegum-coloured water: Photographer Sanne De Wilde offers a glimpse of what “the island of the colour-blind” looks like to its inhabitants.
The population on the island Pingelap, a tiny atoll in the Pacific Ocean, has an unusually high percentage of people with achromatopsia or total colour blindness.
A rare condition that affects 1 in 30,000 people around the world manifests itself in an estimated four to ten percent of Pingelap natives.
De Wilde has developed her photographs showing the island through the eyes of achromats.
Those with the condition experience reduced or complete loss of colour discrimination, amongst other symptoms.
To emulate this she has portrayed trees in various shades of pink and a parrot’s plumes take on a neon hue.