Breast cancer's impact is the focus of David Jay’s groundbreaking photographic exhibition, The SCAR Project: Breast Cancer is Not a Pink Ribbon, which premiered in Houston on October 17.
The SCAR Project, which is a series of large scale portraits of young breast cancer survivors shot by Jay, is an exercise in awareness, hope, reflection and healing. Presented primarily as an awareness raising campaign for young women, The SCAR Project’s deeper message is one of humanity. Ultimately, The SCAR Project is not about breast cancer, but the human condition itself and how scars unite us all. The SCAR Project is sponsored by the Pink Ribbons Project.
The Houston based Pink Ribbons Project mission statement said they take the chance to use the arts to promotes breast health, saves lives and improves the quality of life for those touched by breast cancer. The exhibit is at the Gremillion & Co. Fine Art, Inc., The Annex, 2501 Sunset Boulevard in Houston and will be open for public viewing from October 18-28 (closed Sunday and Monday). Gallery hours are 10 am to 5 pm. Admission is free. A full listing of scheduled events can be found at: https://tockify.com/houston.
"The SCAR Project is a beautiful demonstration of the humanness of breast cancer, how deeply each is impacted by the disease," said Susan Rafte, Pink Ribbons Project Co-founder and breast cancer survivor.
"The photographs capture not only the physical scars left by removing the cancer, but also seem to give a glimpse into the emotional damage, yet hope for survival in the subject's eyes,” Rafte added. “Pink Ribbons Project uses the arts in all that it does to raise awareness and money for breast health issues, so it perfectly matches our mission. We are honored to sponsor The SCAR Project."
To become a Pink Partner and for more information about Pink Ribbons Project’s many programs, call: 713.524.PINK (7465) or visit: http://www.pinkribbons.org.