Pulitzer Prize-nominated The SCAR Project returned to Openhouse Oct. 28 through Nov. 6. The exhibition, photographed by fashion photographer David Jay, features large-scale portraits of 18-to-35-year-old cancer survivors and chronicles the effects the disease has had on their lives and bodies. It was the recent subject of The Style Network’s documentary, “Baring It All.”
Jay started the campaign after his friend was diagnosed with breast cancer at 29. “For these young women, having their portrait taken seems to represent their personal victory,” he says. The SCAR Project has been touring around the US and started its exhibition last year at Openhouse Gallery. (Here’s a link)
Tickets for the opening night gala and benefit on Friday Oct 28 at 7 pm are available through EventBrite. Jay will host gallery walks on Sunday Oct. 30 and Nov. 5 (also available on EventBrite), and the exhibition is open daily from 11 am – 9 pm.
All proceeds earned from the exhibition will be reinvested to fund the continuation of The SCAR Project’s efforts. For more information, please visit our website at www.thescarproject.org or the project’s Facebook page.
Read a recent interview with photographer David Jay in Forbes as well as a great write-up by DNAinfo’s Patrick Hedlund. Uptown Collective’s Led Black shares a powerful first-hand story about his experience with breast cancer.
Also check out pictures from The SCAR Project exhibit at Openhouse Gallery. All photos by John Mazlish.