Hi beauties! Today I am sharing something that’s very special to me with all of you. I was introduced to The Scar Project by Tereza at Drastic Plastic here I thought the work was so amazing that I had to go to the actual website here. I was elated when I read about the exhibit coming to Houston this month! “Thank you so much Tereza for sharing on your blog!”
What’s The Scar Project?
The Scar Project is a campaign raising awareness to breast cancer by art and photography.
The Artist’s Statement:
“I never intended to shoot The Scar Project. Never would have thought to. To shoot The Scar Project would have meant that someone I loved had breast cancer. But that is exactly what happened.”
“The SCAR Project is an awareness raising campaign. A series of portraits of young women with breast cancer. I wish I could write “young women surviving” breast cancer, but not all survived. The women are between 18 and 35 years old. Neither art project nor beauty pageant, The SCAR Project is an honest, raw, unflinching look at a terrifying disease.”
“Still, through all of this there is Beauty.
These are the things which cannot be taken away.”
I cannot stress enough how amazing David Jay’s work is. These photos show so much more than the actual scar on their bodies. They show emotion, struggle, strength, hope, and courage. As I walked through the gallery, a women was crying. I sympathized with her. You feel so many different emotions looking at these beautiful women. Its amazing how such beautiful photos displays such an ugly disease. David Jay did an amazing job raising awareness. It’s something completely different and has a powerful message. It has the ability to grasp the attention of anyone. I respect David Jay so much for using his amazing talent to give back…..more about David Jay further in the post, but first enjoy these snapshots of his beautiful work.
As my husband and I was walking through the gallery, David Jay actually came out and spoke with me. He had no idea I was a blogger and was nice as he could be. He was not one of those….that was too big to talk to his fans. He is also very easy on the eyes if you know what I mean. Great accent too! lol!
Since 2005, David has self-financed the project in its entirety. The project has grown tremendously. Donations will not only help The Scar Project Mission, but to also assist the cities, both nationally and internationally, who express interest in hosting the exhibition. 100% of donations goes directly towards current and future exhibitions, as well as supporting David’s continued work with The Scar Project.
You can send a check to The Scar Project, 153 Chrystie St, New York, New York 10002
Donate by credit card online:www.thescarproject.org
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