"The camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera." - Dorothea Lange

Thursday, June 27, 2013

breast cancer survivors

I've spent the last two days photographing breast cancer survivors for Shawnee Mission Medical Center in Kansas. Each year, twelve survivors are chosen to take part in this project. Their portraits and writings are assembled into both a calendar and an exhibition. I've been part of this endeavor for many years now.

Each year there is a different "theme" which ties the pictures and text together. This time around, I asked the subjects to consider what words of wisdom, after having gone through the experience of their breast cancer, they might share with their younger selves.

I photographed each woman holding a photograph of that younger self.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Lovely. What a beautiful concept. What a gorgeous portrait.
- Susan