PhotoSensitive: Cancer Connections

Every Picture Tells A Story.. I would like to share with you something that I am extremely proud to be a part of.

I was contacted last year by a friend at the Canadian Cancer Society, about submitting a photo to PhotoSensitive, for their most recent project entitled "Cancer Connections".

Of course, I was more than interested, and I (unfortunately) didn't have to look far to find someone whose life has been touched by Cancer.

I photographed Brad, a friend of ours, who has battled Cancer - specifically, Rhabdomyosarcoma.  It was an honour to capture such a raw image of Brad, knowing his history and all he has been through to fight back and conquer the disease.  I invite you all to view my image as well as hundreds of others on display now at Bowring Park (located by the west gates and the new fountain).

About PhotoSensitive: PhotoSensitive is a non-profit, national collective of photographers that harnesses the power of the camera to contribute to dialogue and impact on important issues of the day. For the past 18 years, the sum of these visions has provided compelling social comments on issues such as AIDS, child poverty, hospital care, health, racism, injustice, literacy among First Nations peoples, and the aftermath of the tsunami disaster, to name a few.  Cancer Connections is its most ambitious project to date. Utilizing photographers across Canada to photograph issues that impact the well-being of Canadians, PhotoSensitive uses the camera to tell a story, spur viewers to action and change the world, one photo at a time. 

Cancer Connections brings together both professional photographers and the general public to share their stories of those affected by Cancer, often at the most vulnerable time of their lives.

Experience the Cancer Connections photo exhibition.. on display at Bowring Park from October 6th to 25th, 2009.