Photosensitive Cancer Connections Exhibit

by Kevin Lam

87-year old Charles, a cancer survivor, participating in the Relay for Life

Photosensitive is a non-profit collective of professional photographers who are raising public consciousness of critical issues through their photographs.  A while back, Photosensitive contacted me about having one of my photographs shown at their “Cancer Connections” exhibit travelling throughout the country.  The Cancer Connections exhibit features images of people who have been touched by cancer; survivors, those who lost a loved one, those who have succumbed to the disease, and of course those who fight against cancer firsthand – doctors, researchers, and nurses.

The photograph that was chosen to be part of the exhibit was taken by me at the 2007 Canadian Cancer Society Relay for Life event in mid-town Toronto.  I had volunteered to photograph the all-night fundraising event.  The photograph is of 87-year old Charles, a cancer survivor walking in the Relay.

It was an absolute honour to be able to contribute positively to a cause like this through photography.  In 2008 the exhibit launched in Toronto before moving onwards to Charlottetown, Montreal, Winnipeg, and Regina.  The exhibit will open shortly after the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver.  If you’re in the Vancouver area, the exhibit will be at Granville Square Plaza from April 20th to May 2nd.  Then it will move onwards to Calgary and then Ottawa, where it will show at Major Hill’s Park behind the Chateau Laurier.

For more information, please visit Photosensitive’s Web site.