been cancer free for many years, while
some still fight each and every day. They honestly and
openly shared their stories and volunteered their time to
create these photographs, because like me, they hope to
touch someone who has been or will be touched by this
dreaded disease. Through these stories and portraits we can
reach someone who is just diagnosed, and let them know they
are not alone. We can perhaps touch a caregiver who is
overwhelmed with a loved ones diagnosis and show them there
is light at the end of this dark tunnel. We can show those
who see these portraits and read these stories that there is
hope. People can and do survive and overcome. These women
and men faced cancer and survived to continue their lives
and show everyone what true strength and courage looks like.
Through the art of Portrait
Photography, I strive to capture the essence of those
characteristics in these women and men that we all wish for
but rarely see in ourselves.
These are the faces of Hope.
My life has been touched by cancer, as
both my mother and paternal grandmother were diagnosed with
breast cancer and my mother (featured in this exhibit) is a
survivor. I have been working towards creating this
exhibit for a number of years now, but the demands of life
seemed to never give me the opportunity. As with most
projects, there came a point where the time just had to be
made. I longed to be active in a way that could reach as
many people as possible. As a native of Hot Springs, I
wanted my efforts to involve our community. I understand
what the family of someone diagnosed goes through, and I
felt that the best way I could contribute and reach the most
people was through creating this exhibit for all the
community to see. To give us all real examples of the
best of us. Examples for us to aspire to be.
This year will mark the SIXTH ANNUAL
"Survivors: Portraits of Hope" exhibit unveiled at The Hot
Springs Mall. We will have a reception and unveiling at
approximately 5:30pm on October 7, 2011. The exhibit itself
will be in the mall until October 23, 2011 and is FREE and open to the public. Everyone is
invited to attend.
Please visit this page view thoughts from
Survivors appearing in the Exhibit.
If you are a Survivor, and want to
tell your story please contact me via any method listed
below. I would love to hear from you.
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