The physical appearance of these South African schoolboys reflects the ancestry of peoples from three different continents: Africa, Europe, and Asia. But the variation that interests Dunston resides at a deeper genetic level. “Variation is a tool for seeing. But not the medical view, which sees variation as an aberration,” she says. “For me, science is the democratization of knowledge. We want to go from the patterns to the universal.”
Photomosaic® by Robert Silvers; Original photograph from National Geographic/Getty Images.