Living with the after effects of Prostate Cancer treatment
About One in Eight Men will get Prostate Cancer in the UK. The after-effects of cancer treatment for men with Prostate Cancer raise some very intimate issues such as incontinence and erectile dysfunction which are very difficult to deal with. The project turns the camera onto myself and my wife and family and includes some self-portraits which attempt to show the after effects of treatment on well-being, feelings of loss of manhood and self-worth as well as the sense of bereavement felt by my wife. Inspired by the work of Larry Sultan (Pictures from Home), and others who turned their cameras on their own family to document and communicate their feelings in private and intimate situations.
Stan Dickinson • John Lewis • John Umney •