100 Survivors: Clara Behar 1. my face (daily) April 3, 2005: This is the day I found out that the cancer had moved into my brain. Of all the places that breast cancer could go, the idea that it might spread to the brain always scared me the most. This day was a nightmare. I was horrified and so afraid.
100 Survivors is a collaborative, web-based photo and video project by and for women currently in treatment for breast cancer or diagnosed in the past three years. Shooting from a list of 12 tags, we share photos, videos, and stories. Work from the project is exhibited on the 100 Survivors website and in physical exhibitions.
By featuring up to 100 women and their work, 100 Survivors hopes to inform and inspire by looking beyond “awareness” and “supporting the cause” and focusing on the experiences of actual women with breast cancer. Unique perspectives on breast cancer and identity are welcome and encouraged. 100 Survivors is socially engaged art at its best.
“a moving and powerful testament to the women behind the pink ribbons...full of intimate and personal revelations from women that are both heart-breaking and inspiring” Cara Ober, “Behind The Pink Ribbons,” Urbanite
“an empowering and expressive gesture that speaks less of happy endings than complex and truthful present-tense resolve” Betsy Boyd, “100 Survivors: Breast Cancer Boldly Self-Documented,” Baltimore Fishbowl
“On Our Radar,” Creative Capital website, April 2012-August 2012
- Year Created: 2011
- Submitted to ArtBase: Wednesday May 18th, 2011
- Original Url: http://www.100survivors.org/
- 100 Survivors participants, photography, video, and writing
- Julia Kim Smith, co-founder and curator
- Linked by Air, website design and programming
- Steven Parke, additional photography
- Collective: 100 Survivors
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