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San Diego, California, USA
This is Ingrid Qua. She has breast cancer. It helped her open her eyes to a life that she was not a participant in, and gave her a way to make big changes. “Cancer took my boobs, hair, family, mortality, shoved it in a blender, crushed it beyond recognition, and wrapped it with a pretty pink ribbon.” In this piece, I wanted to portray her as she was pre-cancer,show the physical devastation of her body and her beginning to shed her past while at the same time undergoing major reconstructive surgeries, and I wanted to show her now, as a completely new person in all ways possible. Thus, the viewer sees three viewpoints. On the left is Ingrid’s ‘before’ shot. On the right, Ingrid is in the midst of her battle with cancer, Lastly, in the middle we see Ingrid as she is now, her uplifted and a look of confidence on her face. Her hair is growing in and she has had reconstructive surgery. Actually, if the viewer quickly glimpses, it is even possible to not notice what is abnormal about the bare-chested beautiful woman. A second glance reveals the scars of what has paradoxically made her a whole person.
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