SEEING THROUGH: STORIES ABOUT CANCER & CONNECTION
Michael Shindler collaboration with Help Each Other Out
December 4, 2014 – January 24, 2015
Opening Reception: December 4, 2014, 6 – 8 PM
SF Camerawork is proud to present Seeing Through: Stories about Cancer & Connection, a collaborative exhibition with Michael Shindler and Help Each Other Out, on view from December 4, 2014 – January 24, 2014. This exhibition is concurrent with Aftermath, a solo exhibition by Kerry Mansfield. Both exhibitions address breast cancer and the power of photography as a tool for understanding and supporting those battling the disease.
Supporting women in the fight against breast cancer is the focus of a collaborative project between photographer Michael Shindler and the social venture Help Each Other Out. Shindler, a San Francisco artist known for his work with the 19th century photographic tintype technique, has been working with Help Each Other Out to create a series of community-focused posters. Working in partnership with Bay Area Young Survivors of Breast Cancer, Shindler photographed young women with breast cancer. His portraits were then paired up with stories of small and large community gestures that helped cancer survivors through their treatment, and made into posters for “Poster Bombing” neighborhood projects that aim at increasing awareness and empowerment. This exhibition will feature Shindler’s original tintypes, the collaborative posters, and an interactive installation titled “Share What Works” to encourage community engagement.