Into the dark: Brent Stirton on photographing blind people around the world

Five boys in pink shirts stand in a V-shaped formation in a blue room. Four of them have very pale skin with blonde hair, one has pale skin with red hair. All have pale eyes.
Shot in the Vivekananda Mission Asram, a boarding school in West Bengal, India, Brent captures five blind albino students. The school teaches vital life skills to blind children from poor backgrounds, giving them an alternative to begging on the street. Taken on 25 September 2013 on a Canon EOS 5D Mark III with a Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM lens. © Brent Stirton

Written by Rachel Segal Hamilton

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Brent Stirton's kitbag

The key kit pros use to take their photographs

Brent Stirton's kitbag


Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

This full-frame 30.4MP DSLR captures incredible detail, even in extreme contrast. Continuous 7fps shooting helps when chasing the perfect moment, while 4K video delivers high definition footage.


Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM

This professional-quality standard zoom lens offers outstanding image sharpness and a robust L-series build. Its constant f/2.8 aperture enables you to take superb photos even in low light, and to control depth of field with ease.


Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L USM

A high-performance telephoto zoom lens, this delivers excellent image quality, with fast autofocus and a circular aperture for pleasing background blur. Its compact, lightweight design makes it excellent for travellers.

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