Portraits in Pink @ Stanhope Gardens

pink-sari project

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

An exhibition on breast cancer survivors from an Indian and Sri Lankan background in New South Wales

 

Exhibition is on from 12 – 25 October 2015

Dennis Johnson Library, Blacktown City Libraries

Cnr Stanhope Parkway & Sentry Drive, Stanhope Gardens, NSW

 

Commencing Monday 12 October, Dennis Johnson Library will host a photo exhibition featuring portraits of breast cancer survivors from Indian and Sri Lankan background living in NSW.

The free exhibition, an initiative of the Pink Sari Project, will feature portraits of 14 breast cancer survivors taken by 14 professional photographers from Indian and Sri Lankan background. The photographers have volunteered their time to address a “culture of silence” on breast cancer in the two communities which, according to the Cancer Institute NSW, have some of the lowest screening rates for breast cancer in the state.

“Having a regular breast screen is key to early detection and treatment of breast cancer. These women have shown tremendous courage in sharing their stories and should be proud of these beautiful portraits which serve the important purpose of initiating conversation about breast screening amongst Indian and Sri Lankan communities in NSW,” Sarah McGill, Director of Screening and Prevention at the Cancer Institute NSW said.

As part of the exhibition, there will be a “Meet the Community” session, where a few of the Portraits in Pink breast cancer survivor will be sharing their personal stories to empower women from Indian and Sri Lankan communities to take charge of their health.

The Pink Sari Project is a community initiative that aims to increase awareness of low participation rates in the BreastScreen NSW program among Indian and Sri Lankan women in New South Wales and encourage them to screen regularly.

 

To view the Portraits in Pink book:

http://issuu.com/pinksariproject/docs/portraits_in_pink_book_lr

 

 

 

 

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