TORONTO, June 12 /CNW/ - PhotoSensitive invites photographers to
participate in The Cancer Project by reaching into their communities to
capture the portrait of a person whose life has been changed by cancer.
Founded in 1990, PhotoSensitive is a non-profit collective of photographers
committed to harnessing the power of the camera to achieve social goals. The
Cancer Project is an initiative to increase Canadians' awareness of how deeply
this disease affects our society.
"With compassion and respect for those individuals and families touched
by the disease, our goal is to involve 1,000 photographers - professionals as
well as amateurs - from across the country in the Project," explained Andrew
Stawicki, co-founder of PhotoSensitive. "We plan to exhibit these portraits in
the spring of 2008 in ten cities across the country as well as on our website.
"With her family's permission, PhotoSensitive dedicates The Cancer
Project to our friend and colleague June Callwood," Stawicki, continued. "June
initiated our venture Child Poverty: A National Disgrace and collaborated on
our first exhibition In Their Eyes which was dedicated to five agencies
including The Daily Bread Food Bank and The Hospital for Sick Children
Foundation. The Cancer Project is, among other things, our way of honouring
her life and her work."
In offering his support of The Cancer Project, Mayor David Miller of
Toronto said, "The City of Toronto is proud to welcome PhotoSensitive's Cancer
Project dedicated to June Callwood to City Hall. Hundreds of thousands of
Canadian families, including my own, have been scarred by this terrible
disease. We celebrate the courage, the hope and the lives of those living with
Participation in The Cancer Project is open to all Canadian
photographers. Photographs can be submitted in JPG format to
firstname.lastname@example.org. They must be accompanied by a signed release form
as well as a caption. Closing date for submissions is November 30, 2007. The
exhibit will be edited by PhotoSensitive. Complete details are available at
/NOTE TO PHOTO EDITORS: A photo accompanying this release is available on
the CNW Photo Network and archived at http://photos.newswire.ca.
Additional archived images are also available on the CNW Photo Archive
website at http://photos.newswire.ca. Images are free to accredited
members of the media/
For further information:
For further information: Media inquiries: Maureen O'Donnell,
Communications Consultant, (416) 929-1106, email@example.com; Photographers
inquiries: Oksana Sushko, Project Manager, (905) 282-9074,