Guest Author - Rann Patterson
The SCAR Project:Breast Cancer Is Not A Pink Ribbon
The Alabama Project: The Civil Rights of Health Care
David Jay's extraordinary exhibition The SCAR Project:Breast Cancer Is Not A Pink Ribbon, which is an exhibit of young women scarred by breast cancer photographed bare-skinned, has begun again. This year Jay has added a second exhibit which premiered in Birmingham, Alabama. This second amazing exhibit is called The Alabama Project: The Civil Rights of Health Care.
This dual exhibition includes the same type photo gallery as the previous ones. This year the second project is relevant to our times both culturally and medically, and marries well with the original exhibit. In this project, David Jay documents a group of young women not only battling breast cancer, but the healthcare system itself. His masterful skills as a photographer and his obvious human sensitivity always captures the raw emotion of the women, and I'm sure this exhibit will be a "no-scars-barred" event!
View the Documentary
In addition to the art gallery, guests may see screenings of Baring It All, the Emmy Award-winning documentary, that will be shown on a regular basis throughout the exhibition. General Admission is free. Private gallery tours with photographer David Jay will be available. For more information regarding dates and times visit The SCAR Project blog. There is also a Q&A on the blog where David tells how it all started, and his answers portray a man with a very deeply feeling heart. Click the website link for details in other cities because times and screenings may change due to circumstance. These exhibits deeply touch everyone who sees them. Check it out!
If you are not yet familiar with The SCAR Project, I wrote an in-depth article about it and the link is listed below. To learn more about The Documentary and hard-cover book of photos, visit The SCAR Project.