Many children go blind due to vitamin A deficiency as the result of malnutrition. In many parts of Africa families simply do not have the wherewithal to nourish themselves properly, and they suffer from vitamin deficiency as a result.
Most people live on a staple diet of corn pancakes and wheat but hardly eat any fruit at all. Even though when you arrive there as a tourist you’d think you had landed in the Garden of Eden. The most opulent fruit hangs from the trees, the market stalls buckle under their displays of fruit. But the local population does not get to eat it. To increase the chances of fetching better prices, the fruit is carted directly from the plantations to the markets, where it is sold for relatively little or exported immediately. This is why many children suffer from vitamin A deficiency from birth. The body can handle it for a while, so the deficiency only makes itself dramatically apparent after a few years. A total of 30% of all cases of new blindness in children are caused by malnutrition, 2 million children die of malnutrition every year around the world. Vitamin A deficiency is recognisable by white spots in the iris. It causes cloudy vision and night blindness. In the advanced stages the cornea dries up, finally dissolving completely and leading to irreversible blindness. At this point no surgery in the world can help, but in terms of prevention there is still a great deal that one can do. A single vitamin A tablet every half year can save a child’s eyesight, a complete supply of tablets for ten children costs 10 euros per year.
Lomo Kikuyu It’s good to see (again). Every Lomographer along with their friends and acquaintances worldwide is being appealed to donate 30 Euros/30 American dollars to save a person’s eyesight. Get the chance to do this by getting your own Lomo Kikuyu Book now.
As many of you would already know, shooting under low light conditions requires more than a steady grip (or a tripod) if you're aiming for outstanding results. You must also have the proper gear, and that, of course, includes film. In this post, we list down five fast films that work their best under such conditions.
These lomographers are definitely off to a great start this year. They didn't simply maintain an active LomoHome. Each of the captivating snapshots they uploaded serves as a reminder of how talented and passionate they are. Congratulations to our most popular lomographers of January 2016!
This beautiful camera features such ability to let users choose and switch between 35mm or 120 formats! Shoot more, save more! Get 15% discount on Lomography Films when you purchase film with the Lubitel camera!
Spanish band Hinds recently shot their world tour with the LC-A+. We loved the photos so much we've teamed up with them to offer you the chance to win a copy of their latest album "Leave Me Alone" and a Lomo'instant Sanremo!
We're grateful for the overwhelming support from all our KickStarter backers. For those who were late to the party, we're happy to let you know that the Daguerreotype Achromat 2.9/64 Art Lens is now available for pre-order in the shop! Estimated delivery date slated for January 2017!
A long-time fan of plastic cameras, Argentinean writer and photographer Lorraine Healy is the author of “Tricks With A Plastic Wonder,” a manual for achieving better results with a Holga camera. Here, Healy shares a sample of her analogue images shot in Morocco last fall.