Many of you have already read about Angelo Merendino’s photography exhibit The Battle We Didn’t Choose: My Wife’s Fight with Breast Cancer that was pulled by a Cleveland cancer support center, The Gathering Place, after receiving complaints from members and volunteers that the photos were too difficult to view. Like David Jay’s The SCAR Project Merendino’s photographs address the starkly dark side rather than the pretty-in-pink hopeful side of breast cancer. Merendino’s exhibit opens tonight in Cleveland, Ohio, and Jay’s exhibit opens in Washington, DC, in October.
What do you think about viewing the realities of breast cancer? Is it too much for your sensibilities? Do you see value in showing this side of breast cancer? Would you prefer the view through rose-colored glasses? What do you think viewers can learn from these exhibits?5 6 7 8 © 2004–2012 Donna Peach. All rights reserved.