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Breast Cancer & Me

An NBCRC breast cancer awareness event

Montage of images from the breast cancer & me exhibitionA selection of work from the exhibition 

All work can be seen at the exhibition website 

 Since the exhibition launched in Nottingham in October 2022 selected work has been presented as a poster display at a British Association of Cancer Research meeting in Nottingham, and also at the UK Interdisciplinary Breast Cancer Symposioum in Birmingham. Through this initiative the patient experience, expressed through art, has been positioned alongside scientific research posters and made accessible to scientists, clinicians, and breast cancer experts from across the UK and beyond.

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Links to artist talks

Jennifer Willis - 'Seen to be Heard'

Award winning Belfast photographer Jennifer Willis shares the story behind her series of powerful, yet dignified, portraits of women living with a secondary breast cancer diagnosis. 'Seen to be Heard' reveals the physical and emotional cost of the disease and the project has become a platform to effect change in the provision of cancer care in Northern Ireland. NBCRC were pleased to welcome Jennifer and also Cheryl and Valerie to Nottingham.

Diane Leopard - 'Letting Photographs Tell Their Stories' 

Diane is a clinical complementary therapist living in Stoke-on-Trent. Before her own diagnosis Diane provided therapies for cancer patients and in her own words "foolishly thought she had a good understanding of the disease". However, nothing had prepared her for the devastating impact of her own diagnosis. 'Letting Photographs Tell Their Stories' is a series of non-clinical photographs which describes the emotional impact of a cancer diagnosis. Diane regularly presents the collection as an illustrated talk to group meetings including cancer support groups, hospices, WI and workplaces.





Nottingham Breast Cancer Research Centre (NBCRC)

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