The portraits were made in the West Bank, Palestine, in 2015.
Each portrait tries to exalt that person who overcomes his suffering with strength and love, showing their resilience in a context of war and military occupation.
Valiente ‘Brave’ documents my grandfather’s final days and struggle against cancer, and is a tribute to his courage and great character. The final page of the book version, which includes writings and quotes, summarizes the spirit of my grandfather: “Glorianna, look me in the eye, we carry braveness in our blood.”
Women all over the country are fighting, dying, surviving and nobody seems to care until it happens to them or someone close to them.
The main idea of this project is to create general awareness in the population on how these women fight everyday with cancer and all the consequences that are involved on the process.
Glorianna have been involved with NGO´s that fight for patients rights, she experience the loss of her grandfather to gastric cancer being this the reason to start the project.
She aims at transmitting the idea that cancer is not only the medical treatment and the solidarity gesture of the pink ribbon, she wants to underline the importance of prevention, social inclusion, and human approach towards the cancer victims by society. Her aspiration is to sensitize the public towards a more respectful treatment of breast cancer victims particulary women.
Text by: Anne Marie Melster