David Jay is a full time fashion photographer who has been working on a personal project for the past 3 years called The SCAR Project. An acronym for “Surviving Cancer. Absolute Reality”, The SCAR Project is a series of large-scale portraits of young breast cancer survivors. Dedicated to the often overlooked group of more than 10,000 women under the age of 40 who will be diagnosed this year alone The SCAR Project is an exercise in awareness, hope, reflection and healing. Nearly 100 women have journeyed from across America and the world to be photographed for The SCAR Project. Some are mothers. Some are single women. Some are struggling students. Some are busy professionals. But they are all warriors, role models and survivors.
The SCAR Project is a powerful, beautifully disturbing look into the eyes of young women struggling with a devastating disease. A small web gallery with a few of the images can be found here: http://www.thescarproject.org/TheSCARProject20/.
The premier exhibition opens October 14th at the Openhouse Gallery on Mott St in NYC.
Jay has funded The SCAR Project himself the past 3 years and refuses to commercialize it any way. Any proceeds raised are donated to charity.
International Premier Exhibition Of The SCAR Project
October 14-17, 2010
Photography By David Jay
Openhouse Gallery, 201 Mulberry St, New York, New York, 10012.
Opening Night to Benefit Lance Armstrong’s Livestrong Foundation
Tickets Now Available at www.thescarproject.org
The SCAR Project will culminate in an internationally traveling exhibition and book that capture the full scope of this compelling, inspiring survival story. David Jay will continue shooting SCAR Project subjects in his New York city studio and throughout the world as the The SCAR Project Continues.