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Alopecia

Client

Alopecia UK

Link

Website

Brief

To explore the hair loss condition alopecia, creating a powerful set of portraits that have a therapeutic potential for project participants, whilst also building confidence in the alopecia community.

Delivery

Over a four year period I invited 40+ people to be photographed as and how they wanted to be photographed. For some it involved baring all and showing their ‘naked selves’ and for others they wished to keep their eyelashes or eyebrows.

The project gained funding from charities, independent businesses and private donors leading to exhibitions across the country with advertising on the London Underground.

A book — Alopecia Uncovered — was subsequently published with art psychotherapist Jennifer Chambers.

Testimonial

“This project and your work was a turning point on my Alopecia journey. Your picture was my first ever public display of a me without hair in 40 + years. It’s when I began to really believe I was more than hair.” — Lorna