“The Gift” Photography Project By Cynthia Perez

The photographer for The Gift Project is Cynthia Perez.  Cynthia is a professional photographer who divides her time between New York and Los Angeles. A highly acclaimed commercial photographer, Cynthia has done photo shoots for Disney, Pampers, Crayola, McDonalds and many more.  Feeling the need to be more connected with her subjects, Cynthia undertook the task of photographing women with cancer for The Foundation for Living Beauty’s The Gift project.  Each photograph shared the intimacy of each woman’s cancer journey through he displaying of her cancer scars..

The Gift Photography Project is a powerful, intimate photographic series that depicts the courage of our Living Beauties along their cancer journeys.  Through the generosity and talent of photographer Cynthia Perez, we see fragile and authentic moments captured.  The exhibit allows our Living Beauties to elegantly share their unique gift of inner strength with the world.  Through this profound exhibit we not only see the experience of cancer but like the Phoenix rising from the ashes we can witness the gift of celebrating and discovering one’s inner self.  Living Beauty Debbie Hannah said, “Cynthia Perez’s work helps create a reflection of who we are as Living Beauties and how we transform adversity.  We see the possibility and power of creating ourselves anew in every moment.”

The Gift – Caroline M.

"A gift might not seem like one at first. Especially in the…
October 21, 2016/by Ariana Barrett

The Gift – Dikla B.

"Cancer is not a gift nor a blessing.  It is an enormous life…
October 21, 2016/by Ariana Barrett

The Gift – Kim F.

"The ‘Gift’ photo shoot enabled me to feel beautiful again…
October 21, 2016/by Ariana Barrett

The Gift – Susan G.

"…in the end, I think that the greatest gift of my cancer…
October 21, 2016/by Ariana Barrett

The Gift – Jacque R.

"The Gift! Breast cancer is one of the best things to happen…
October 21, 2016/by Ariana Barrett

The Gift – Sharon C.

"I have been given a new identity of sorts: I have a new birthday,…
October 21, 2016/by Ariana Barrett

The Gift – Robin L.

"The Gift of Cancer. I know by now most of you are wondering…
October 21, 2016/by Ariana Barrett

The Gift – Rosario B.

"I am a lucky girl. 'Don’t worry it is probably a false…
October 21, 2016/by Ariana Barrett

The Gift – Paula V.

"It’s hard to find a silver lining when you’ve been told…
October 21, 2016/by Ariana Barrett

The Gift – Gena C.

"I was diagnosed with Stage 4 breast cancer on October 1, 2009.…
October 21, 2016/by Ariana Barrett

The Gift – Laura A.

"'The Gift' that cancer gave to me.... Cancer gave me many…
October 21, 2016/by Ariana Barrett

The Gift – Marlene W.

"Tumultuous: involving a lot of violence, confusion, or disorder I…
October 21, 2016/by Ariana Barrett

The Gift – Cindy S.

"I have come to think of my cancer diagnoses, as my universal…
October 21, 2016/by Ariana Barrett

The Gift – Stacie G.

"Having breast cancer has been the scariest, saddest and most…
October 21, 2016/by Ariana Barrett

The Gift – Debbie H.

"I am honored to have the opportunity to be included in this…
October 21, 2016/by Ariana Barrett

The Gift – Ida R.

"What started out as doing something to help heal myself, I…
October 21, 2016/by Ariana Barrett

The Gift – Cathy M.

"…the Gift of my breast cancer has caused me to be a champion…
October 21, 2016/by Ariana Barrett