Too many times you see Breast Cancer or other Cancer Survivor Portrait Projects showing their scars off to the world as if to say this is the trophy of their battle, and while we admire those who embrace their scars and proudly show them, we aimed to take a different approach with More Than Our Scars.
We believed that the scars of a person should not define them, that their cancer should not define their lives, and they agreed with us, whole heartedly. I'll be honest, we were surprised by these women, and we know you will be too! This project aims to redefine Breast Cancer and its survivors, to show our viewers that not only can it happen to anyone, but it can happen at any time in your life.
We were honored to work with these eleven courageous, strong, incredible women and their support teams to create the powerful images we will be revealing at the Susan G Komen Puget Sound's Race for the Cure on June 4th and here on our website, blog and instagram. Join us for the reveal of the final images, special behind the scenes images, videos, and to learn more about these women's stories!
Part of this project was about capturing a different image of breast cancer survivors, one that focused on the women as who they are and not just their cancer. But we also interviewed each participant and learned so much more about breast cancer, the treatment processes, the different types of breast cancer, and how it can happen to anyone at any time.
We also learned that there are many different cultures and communities that don't talk about it at all. Lastly, we learned about how breast cancer communication has evolved over the last few decades, and seen just how far it still has yet to go.
See the behind the scenes of this portrait series from the video above and read about each participants individual story in their interviews by clicking on their image to the right.