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Stand Up To Cancer to host free photo exhibition in London of those who have bared their scars

Stand Up To Cancer

Preview by Jack Foley

STAND Up To Cancer will host a free gallery exhibition in London on Tuesday, October 15, 2019 to showcase a series of photographs, giving an honest and unfiltered look at cancer.

The project, called ‘Defiance’, is showing for one day only, at Carousel in Marylebone, and aims to highlight the gritty and raw reality of a cancer diagnosis. The men and women involved in the series have embraced scars and changes to their bodies, big or small, as a show of defiance against cancer.

Shot by photographer Ami Barwell, the project is a follow-up to her ‘Mastectomy’ series in 2017. Following an outpouring of positive responses to her previous photographs, Ami has broadened this series beyond mastectomy scars, to include a diverse range of experiences.

Simon Harrison, head of Stand Up To Cancer, said: “These incredibly powerful photographs are a true display of defiance against cancer and encapsulate what Stand Up To Cancer is all about.

“A staggering one in two people will develop the disease at some point in their lives and we’re working tirelessly to beat cancer at its own game. By funding pioneering research, we’re taking developments in the lab and working to accelerate them into brand new treatments that will make a real difference to people with cancer. So please come along to the exhibition, hold a fundraiser, spread the word and help us stand up to cancer.”

Stand Up To Cancer is a joint national fundraising campaign from Cancer Research UK and Channel 4 that brings the UK together to speed up progress in life-saving cancer research.

Where and when?

‘Defiance’, shot by Ami Barwell for Stand Up To Cancer will be open on Tuesday, October 15, from 12-4pm at Carousel, 71 Blandford St, Marylebone, London W1U 8AB.

The event is free and no booking is required. For more information visit this link.

To see more of Ami’s work go to her website

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