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International Photography Awards recognizes Robert Houser and his project Facing Chemo for 2015 award.

The International Photography Awards selected my series Facing Chemo Before & After in their Social Cause division.

International Photography Awards recognizes Robert Houser and his project Facing Chemo for 2015 award.

IPA award winner

 

/Kala

This week we completed the framing of the latest Facing Chemo exhibit – Before & After. The show hung this past Wednesday at a corporate event at Genentech. We are looking forward to seeing the show hang again soon.

 

 

 

 

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We had a moving, inspiring and wonderful picnic Saturday at the ranch for all the people we photographed for Facing Chemo.  Amongst the food, and games and a great home-made chicken piñata, I managed to re-photograph everyone.

Here’s the first diptych of the first person I photographed for this project.

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studio news\katie . . .

In May we welcomed a number of guests at OMI Gallery who came to hear Bob talk about the Facing Chemo project.  We’re honored that a handful of participants came to both listen and take part in the discussion.  A special thank you to Ferne, who agreed to have her portrait taken during the event so that Bob could walk attendees through the process, and to Dexter who bravely shared her experience with the group as well.

The Impact HUB - "Facing Chemo"

The Impact HUB - "Facing Chemo"

Dexter with her portrait.

The Impact HUB - "Facing Chemo"

Q&A with Dexter and Ferne.

The Impact HUB - "Facing Chemo"

Dana and Bob, with her portrait.

The Impact HUB - "Facing Chemo"

The Impact HUB - "Facing Chemo"

The Impact HUB - "Facing Chemo"

 

Facing Chemo - a photographic project

Facing Chemo - a photographic project

Facing Chemo - a photographic project

The beautiful Ferne.

studio news\katie . . .

We recently received a heartfelt note of thanks from this Facing Chemo participant.  “…this project has brought healing to me in a way I would have never known I needed.  It’s reinforced that my core is essentially the same beneath the effects of chemo.”  This particular image struck a cord, “despite all of the things cancer has tried to rob from me, in this image, I see, and now know that cancer will never rob me of joy!  This image made me happy…  Bob obviously has a gift and I am so grateful he is using it to do this project.”

Things are falling into place in preparation for the Facing Chemo opening this September.  The book is in design and the first image has been printed – and it’s truly remarkable.

Facing Chemo - a photographic project