Breast cancer is not a pink ribbon - Scar Project

Isn't it sad that it takes a star, like Angelina Jolie, for the media to give breats cancer and mastectomies the coverage that they deserve. Breast cancer is not a pink ribbon is the slogan for fashion photographer David Jay's Scar Project.  The brave women photographed, from all around America, have wone the battle or prevented it by having their breast / breasts removed. The participants are between 18-35 years old, the youngest being just 18.

It is an awareness project dedicated to the 10,000 women under 40 who will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year alone (in the Sates).

The SCAR Project is an exercise in awareness, hope, reflection and healing. The mission is three-fold: raise public consciousness of early-onset breast cancer, raise funds for breast cancer research/outreach programs and help young survivors see their scars, faces, figures and experiences through a new, honest and ultimately empowering lens.

Each and every photo is special. The women in these photos do not seem vulnerable and weak, despite being exposed. Their expressions and posture is open, honest and even comfortable. David's work is sensitive and feminine, not confrontational. Below is the Emmy awarded documentary Baring It All.


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