Photographer Honors Breast Cancer Survivors Through Pictures
Photographer Kristen Jensen snaps shots of food, events and breast cancer survivors. According to the News Times, She began using her skills to raise awareness of breast cancer in 2006 and has devoted an entire section of her online portfolio to the display of these portraits. Each photo carries a brief description of the woman featured, sharing her name, age, occupation and how long she’s been cancer-free. Some of the black-and-white shots show families in the background while others feature only the survivor.
Jensen’s photos will be displayed in a new exhibit at Ann’s Place in Danbury, Connecticut. Ann’s Place is a cancer support center that hosts counseling groups and fitness activities, such as yoga. These services are offered to cancer patients and their families free of charge.
The exhibit is dedicated to Jensen’s longtime friend Jude Callirgos, who lost her battle with breast cancer at the age of 54. While many of the photos on display are of breast cancer survivors, several pictures of people who lost their battle with the disease, including one of Callirgos, will also be available to view. The exhibit will open to the public on June 5, 2014.