- Hardcover: 126 pages
- Publisher: The SCAR Project (2011)
- Language: English
- ASIN: B004YUKKC0
- Package Dimensions: 12.2 x 9.2 x 0.7 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.6 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,026,996 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The SCAR Project (Breast Cancer Is Not a Pink Ribbon, Volume 1) Hardcover – 2011
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The SCAR Project: Breast cancer Is Not a Pink ribbon. Volume I is 126 pages and contains 50 portraits of young breast cancer survivors, as well as an autobiographical sketch by each woman, describing her experience with breast cancer. The SCAR Project is an exhibition of large-scale portraits of young breast cancer survivors shot by fashion photographer David Jay. The SCAR Project puts a raw, unflinching face on early onset breast cancer while paying tribute to the courage and spirit of so many brave young women. Dedicated to the more than 10,000 women under the age of 40 who will be diagnosed this year alone The SCAR Project is an exercise in awareness, hope, reflection and healing. The mission is three-fold: to raise public awareness of early-onset breast cancer, to raise funds for breast cancer research/outreach programs and to help young survivors see their scars, faces, figures and experiences through a new, honest and ultimately, empowering lens. Wall Street Journal: "Ambling along a New York street, a poster grabbed me by the throat. A young woman with a mastectomy scar and pregnant. "Breast Cancer is Not a Pink Ribbon," it said. And, of course, they are right." Psychology Today: "An incredibly moving and thought provoking work." British Medical Journal: "It haunted me . . . a photographic exhibition, The SCAR Project: Surviving Cancer, Absolute Reality. They got me. And it will get you too." AOL: "Powerful Images of Young Survivors."? Le Post France: "Through his photographs, David Jay shows (finally!) the true reality of cancer."
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I'm not part of the demographic of The SCAR Project; I was 45 when I was diagnosed. This book was so incredibly powerful for me though. I subscribe to that "pink ribbon" thing and always will because it does raise awareness of the disease. The SCAR Project goes one step further though and shows the physical and emotional reality that is breast cancer.
When I was faced with having a mastectomy, I saw the clinical pictures of what it looks like, pre- and post-reconstruction. The clinical pictures looked horrific. At 45 and fit, "that" was going to be the new me? I was devastated, completely devastated. I wasn't prepared for the physical and emotional toll it would take on my body. Despite two generations of women on my Mom's side being diagnosed before me, I still didn't comprehend the reality.
After visiting the website, I was able to find out when the documentary would air again so I could watch it. I also ordered the book. I say it is part art because each photo so tastefully portrays a complete woman, physical scars and all. It is part biography because each woman shares her own heroic story of her struggle with and triumph over breast cancer. It is part therapy because for me I came to embrace the beauty behind my scars and it taught me to love the new me, physical "imperfections" and all. The actual reality is that these scars are part of what defines my fighting spirit; they give me strength and pause to be grateful for all my blessings in life.
The SCAR project is my coffee table book. There has not been a single person, man or woman, who has picked it up and hasn't been moved by it. Thank you David Jay and to each woman who bared it all to enlighten us as to SCAR.
Please consider purchasing this book for yourself or anyone who may need a bit more understanding.
The illustrated book treats the subject breast cancer in a very sympathetical way and each of the womens' story reflects a part of my own cancer history, cancer experience and efforts to survive.Thanks to the women all over the world living day by day with the diagnosis cancer and what this means for themthelves,their families and friends. Most of all I want to thank the women of the SCAR Project and the wonderful photographer David Jay. My husband ordered this book for me and I was very excited when it arrived in January in Germany.
There ist no difference between the stories of women from the US or Europe or the other continents - we all fight the battle against cancer and I hope that we all will survive!
I would like to give a recommendation for two books printed in Germany. Unfortunately they are written in German but I think a lot of people are able to read and understand German. "Veraenderungen" by Gerhard Zerbes and "Amazonen, das Brustkrebs-Projekt" by Uta Melle.
The book is a confirmation of her hopes, her fears, her life and that she will never be alone in this battle.