Vitiligo photo project 2019/2020

A photography project to celebrate our uniqueness and embracing the vitiligo body and it's esthetic. Interpreting the vitiligo body as a beautiful painted canvas.


I am still looking for models with vitiligo. If you are interested in being featured, please fill out below to apply. Send it to


(Moodboard is only used as an interpretation, posing nude is not mandatory, but can be requested.)

We need clear pictures of your face and of the body where the vitiligo appears.

(Professional portraits are not required.)

  1. a. A clear photo of your face 
    b. A clear colour photo of the area’s of the body where the vitiligo appears in natural daylight. 


  • This can be simply taken off your smart phone, no filters or flash please.

  • Please take images near natural daylight source, such as window.

  • No make-up and please and wear your hair natural.


  1. Applicants must send their full name, age and where they live.

  2. Any portraits produced by Elisabeth van Aalderen are for Social media/ Exhibition only and a selection of images will be used for book publication.

  3. Once the series is completed, individuals portraits will be available to purchase on print. (Selected digitals will be shared with individuals for free.)

  4. Any applicants must be above 18 years.

  5. All images maybe used on Elisabeth’s social media as well as various media sites and publications during the production period. (No images will be used for advertising purposes.)

  6. The entire series is being shot in Amsterdam.
    - Applicants who become part of the series have to travel to Amsterdam under their own steam.

  7. By pressing the application button, you agree with all terms & conditions above.

* Please carefully read in the points above, all applicants most comply with the image requirements.

* Image copyright is retained by the artist.


Publication online. For press release & images, please contact


"The 'Beauty And Uniqueness' Of Vitiligo Captured In Photo Series. Photographer Elisabeth Van Aalderen was inspired to create the series when a girl complemented the pale patches on her skin, describing them as a “unique tattoo”. - Read full article here.


"Beautiful Women With Vitiligo Shot By A Photographer Who Has The Same Condition. The photographer believes that she has vitiligo for a reason. "It’s my biggest and most difficult journey of self-acceptance'. - Read full article here.


"The women whose skin is changing colour: Photographer celebrates the 'unique beauty' of vitiligo in stunning portraits". -

Read full article here.


‘While Instagram can all too often be the source of damaging self-comparison (…), it is also the breeding ground for some seriously inclusive and accepting attitudes. The latest source of the latter is photographer Elisabeth van Aalderen’s Instagram with her latest photo series.’ - Read full article here.



‘All types of beauty need to be inclusive' This photographer's vitiligo photo series is so damn empowering, celebrating vitiligo in all its glory.’ - Read full article here.


"Photographer creates series to celebrate women with vitiligo after developing the skin condition herself." - Read full article here.



“Shout out to @elisabethva and her project Shades of Pale. It celebrates everyone's uniqueness, embraces the vitiligo body and its aesthetic. "Interpreting the vitiligo body as a beautiful painted canvas.” - See feature here.


“Photographer @elisabethva believes beauty comes from embracing our uniqueness. Inspired by her own experiences, her #Vitiligo Project spreads awareness and celebrates the beauty of the condition. Helping to break boundaries and encourage others to be their most authentic selves, these portraits remind us that beauty can be whatever you want it to be – and that’s something we’re proud to celebrate”. - See feature here.


‘Vitiligo is zo krachtig: het zorgt ervoor dat je opvalt, je moet je unieke schoonheid omarmen’, het zijn de wijze woorden van fotograaf Elisabeth Van Aalderen. Ze zet eigenhandig vrouwen met de huidaandoening in de spotlight op Instagram." - Read full article here.


'Elisabeth fotografeert vrouwen met vitiligo: 'Een viering van unieke schoonheid'. Fotograaf Elisabeth van Aalderen schenkt met haar foto’s aandacht aan de huidziekte vitiligo. Deze week ging haar Instagrampagina in één klap viral.  - Read full article here.


“Nederlandse fotografe brengt mensen met huidziekte vitiligo in beeld." - Read full article here.


“Alle soorten schoonheid moeten inclusief zijn”, het is een uitspraak waar de Nederlandse fotograaf Elisabeth Van Aalderen zich volledig achter schaart. Ze zet eigenhandig vrouwen met de huidaandoening vitiligo in de kijker op Instagram." - Read full article here. 


"33 belles femmes atteintes de vitiligo capturées par une photographe souffrant de la même maladie." - Read full article here.


"Le vitiligo mis en lumière par une photographe elle-même atteinte lors d'un shooting d'exception." - Read full article here.

 © 2019 by Elisabeth van Aalderen. All rights reserved.

© 2019 by Elisabeth van Aalderen, Photographer| Haarlem, The Netherlands, | | +31 (0)6 51593624

Dutch photographer in Haarlem, studied @ Academy of Arts, Utrecht. Elisabeth portrays realistic and with a refreshingly clean cut. Youthful portraits and abstract landscapes Inspired by her travels.

Fotograaf uit Haarlem, gestudeerd @ HKU te Utrecht. De fotografie van Elisabeth van Aalderen kenmerkt zich door haar verfrissende composities. Portret en landschap fotografie.

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