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Child playing with army men in the sand
Inside hot air balloon
Papilio demodocus (Esper, 1798)
Snug Fit
Orthetrum cancellatum (linneas 1758)
Balcony magic Villars
Iphiclides podalirius (Linnaeus, 1758)
Moody mountains Villars Sur Ollon
Anax imperator (Leach, 1815)
Buenos Aires, the old pearl reborn
Kalahari Sunset
Sarah and her Guitar
Black Fish Creek
Supermoon
Cousins
Okavango Sunset
Natural Wonders
My shadow, my Vespa, and it’s shadow
Two sides
грозовой фронт
midnight in Norway
Two Orca swimming past boat
A herd of elephants at the museum
16th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Sarah and her Guitar

Musician, Sarah Burrill, is one of the many women I photographed for my new portrait series "Rise Above: Exploring the Many Faces of Breast Cancer on Cape Cod". Cape Cod has a 20% higher rate of breast cancer than the rest of the country which was why I wanted to explore this issue. Sarah was diagnosed with stage four inflammatory breast cancer at the age of 40. "I was in shock when I found out and did everything under the sun. I had two rounds of high dose chemotherapy and a mastectomy; I did herbs and glyconutrients; I even had myself energetically erased!" she exclaims. Sarah eventually had her other breast removed because she didn’t want to have reconstructive surgery and was tired of medical procedures. The tattoos she now has on her chest represent her connection to her sister, whose ashes are buried under the cherry tree in her yard and her mother, whose ashes are buried under the dogwood.

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Brewster, Massachusetts, United States of America
Member since 2018
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 02.2018
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Filed Under: The American Experience
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Date Uploaded: Aug. 19, 2018, 8:42 a.m.
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Camera Model: LEICA M (Typ 240)
Focal Length: 35mm
Shutter Speed: 1/90
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ISO: ISO1000
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