Saturday, May 30, 2009

Photography Exhibition

I just found out a self portrait I took during my chemotherapy is touring around Canada. I had submitted the photo over a year ago and hadn't received any confirmation that it had been accepted. Well, I Googled myself out of curiosity the other day and found myself on a favourite 10 photos list on some random medical site. The other 9 photos on that list are intensely beautiful and I feel honoured and amazed that mine was included.

This is a slightly cropped version of the photo in the show. I was receiving one of the 6 days of chemotherapy that was going to wipe out my immune system completely. After the 6 days, there is a day of rest and then the transplant.


There was more than I could ever tell you, going through my mind that day. I had my running shoes ready to escape the hospital, just in case. Glad I didn't run because I wouldn't be here now.

The photos are also up on the Photosensitive site, click here to see the online gallery. The show, called Cancer Connections, is a joint project between the Canadian Cancer Society and Photosensitive. There are over 400 images in the show.

Here are 6 other photos I took from the ten favourite list off the random medical site.







These pictures are so stunning and raw, giving a small glimpse into our personal cancer experiences.

I would love to see it in person. I have itchy feet and really want to travel, so going to the next opening of this show would really hit the spot.

I have no idea if I could get there, but you never know.

3 comments:

Daria said...

What an amazing picture of you ...

Thanks for sharing those pictures with us.

Autonomous Artisans said...

Wow! Those pictures hold so many emotions. Thank you for sharing.

I'm liking the bright white new look of the blog.

High Desert Diva said...

Congrats on having your photo selected....it is a wonderful portrait and very deserving.