Reversing Through The Rear View
This work is part of a series of chapters in reverse, beginning with Chapter 3. It is comprised of photography, altered images and drawings to reflect on a journey through a period of trauma, cancer. It is an exploration of how a cancer diagnosis intervenes and affects both the physical and psychology of the self. It presents visually a personal record of unearthed, resurfaced deeply buried emotions and experiences. The aim is to de- stigmatise the human response to cancer and to achieve a form of catharsis. Self-portraiture forms its foundation. The objective is to share the experience, to raise awareness and to encourage a dialogue about illness, vulnerability, and masculinity. A creative / reflective Autopathography and PhotoTherapy methodology is used.
Iryna Baklan • Mark Bell • Claire French • Paul Greenfield • Clare Lyons • Gavin Martin • Roula Patra • John Post • Martin Reynolds • Niall Ruddy • Jolane Schaffner •