Survivors as stone
Medical archives have been produced for years within medical establishments. These photographs are objectively recognised as just a body or an illness, and not as a person struggling with the psychological issues that arise alongside the illness. By combining classical sculpture with the medical gaze, I explore how photography can be used as therapy for cancer survivors. Sculptures are mainly recognised as strong and admirable, even after they have been damaged, so by positioning my models to pose like classical sculptures, I am using this metaphor to highlight the beauty of the medicated/ill body. I am considering the possibility of photography to act as a way of talking about their condition and challenging fear.
Emma Birdsall • Lauren Burfield • Rebekah Dashwood • Lisa Doyle • Tori Foster • Maya Hall • Meghan Hayes • Callum Howard • Julia Hutton-Attenborough • Lucy Kane • Anna Kupchenko • Saffron Laishley • Anna Luk • Sam Megilley • Ben Parker • Emily Peacock • Sophie Phillips • Dominic Rees • Eve Saunders • Stuart Taylor • Amy Trott • Stani Vaseva • Lily Wills • Tara Wood •