Alongside the topless portraits of young women under 40 years old who have survived breast cancer, the words “breast cancer is not a pink ribbon” speaks volumes.

Fashion photographer David Jay shot the series of large-scale portraits, titled The Scar Project, to give an often-unseen look at the women who have battled early onset breast cancer, and who bear the scars to prove it.

 

The project gives a face to the thousands of women under 40 who are diagnosed with breast cancer every year, as well as a glimpse inside the reality of the disease. In a world in which we are bombarded with pink ribbons and “save the boobies” bumper stickers, these photographs are a reminder that breast cancer research is to save the lives of women, not just their breasts.

 

 

 

Check out more of the portraits on the project’s website, and find out more on the Facebook page and Twitter.

Image courtesy of The SCAR Project/David Jay.

 

 

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