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Faces of Cancer - the fight

This is part of a larger body of work called "Faces of Cancer". It includes self portraits as well as photos of others.

I’ve tried to m...
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This is part of a larger body of work called "Faces of Cancer". It includes self portraits as well as photos of others.

I’ve tried to maintain a positive attitude throughout my treatment, which will continue for at least 3 years, and one thing that really struck me was how often people expect cancer patients to retreat into a miserable haze. Yes, there are dark days, but the emotions that accompany this journey are varied. I decided to keep going with the photography that I could, and found it very therapeutic taking self-portraits depicting the emotions and side effects I was experiencing. After speaking to my oncologist and seeing his reaction to the photographs, my images became a project and included other people and so “Faces of Cancer” was born.

The idea of “Faces of Cancer” is to break stereotypical opinions about people with cancer and show people the range of emotions which can be experienced.
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Liquidvitae
 
Liquidvitae October 04, 2018
I love your "faces of Cancer" art work. Although I have never known cancer; the emotional roller coaster presented within each photograph reaches deep into the viewer. Wishing you the best.
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RalfvonSamson Nov 16
great picture!