A moving collection of women's voices and stories that not only encourage but confirm lives of complexity and perseverance. Read [about] these lives for inspiration and validation, and study these remarkable faces to find the beauty in your own. -- Carol Jenkins, President, The Women's Media Center
Inspiring piece of work! Peg's [one of the women featured] photo and story are beautiful. We couldn't ask for a better example of someone who embodies our LIVESTRONG brand. -- Bianca Elise Bellavia, Communications & Brand Management, Lance Armstrong Foundation, LIVESTRONG is a registered trademark of the Lance Armstrong Foundation, www.livestrong.org.
The inspiring stories of these thirty-five women is an opportunity for all of us to take a moment to define what beauty means in our lives -- Representative Kirsten E. Gillibrand, 20th District, New York
About the Author
Four years ago on a beach in Italy, Nancy Bruno witnessed women of all ages enjoying themselves while completely uninhibited by their bodies. As she strove to understand their comfort and happiness, the idea for Beautiful Women
Award-winning documentary photographer Nancy Bruno uses black and white 35mm photography to capture the triumphs and tragedies of everyday life. She uses her ability to become "invisible" to her subjects as her means of examining and photographing humanity. She lives and works in Upstate New York with her husband and two sons.