Friday, April 29, 2011

The SCAR Project - Cincy Exhibit

The Pulitzer nominated SCAR Project Exhibit is coming to Cincinnati September 29-October 2. The SCAR Project is a series of large-scale portraits of young breast cancer survivors shot by fashion photographer David Jay. The SCAR Project premiered in New York City last October. Cincinnati will be the first city outside the Big Apple to host the collection, which puts a raw, unflinching face on the young women—underneath the pink ribbon.

[Cincinnati Exhibition]

The SCAR Project

Surviving Cancer. Absolute Reality.

Breast Cancer Is Not a Pink Ribbon

Photography by David Jay

Pictured above is local breast cancer survivor/SCAR model Vanessa Tiemeier. The SCAR Project Cincy is dedicated to her, and to the more than 10,000 women under the age of 40 who will be diagnosed this year. Breast cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths in young women ages 15-40.

The SCAR Project subjects range from ages 18 to 35 and represent the often overlooked group of young women living with breast cancer. They journeyed from across America and the world to be photographed for The SCAR Project.

The SCAR Project mission is three-fold: Raise public consciousness of early-onset breast cancer, raise funds for breast cancer research/outreach programs and help young survivors see their scars, faces, figures and experiences through a new, honest and ultimately empowering.

This is why we are so passionate about bringing The SCAR Project to Cincinnati, where we have a ridiculous high incidence of breast cancer.

Let’s do something about that.

Litsa Spanos, of Art Design Consultants, will graciously host the Cincinnati Exhibition of The SCAR Project, brought to you by the Cincinnati Committee: Joules Evans, SCAR model Vanessa Tiemeier, Shelly Emrick, and Litsa Spanos. The exhibit will run September 29-October 2, 2011. Stay tuned for details and ticket information.

This blog will chronicle the SCAR Project coming to Cincy. It is cross-posted at

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