[image-1] The Grace Project, a series of portraits of women who bear the scars from breast cancer, will be on display in three Charleston galleries next weekend, Oct. 25-28. The portraits, from photographer Charise Isis, highlight survivors of breast cancer who are often overlooked, underrepresented, and underserved.
On the opening evening, Thurs. Oct. 25, Isis will walk through each gallery with viewers, starting with the Cecil Byrne Gallery (5-6 p.m.), then heading to Revealed Gallery (6-7 p.m.), and ending at the John C. Doyle Gallery (7-8 p.m.)
[image-2] Each gallery features portraits of one type of breast cancer survivor who is often overlooked: The Cecil Byrne Gallery features portraits of women of color; the Revealed Gallery will have portraits of ‘Metavivors’ (Stage IV cancer patients); and the Doyle Gallery will display the Athena Division — women in the military.
The Grace Project was recently featured on the Today show, as part of a special Pink Power series during breast cancer awareness month.
Isis has photographed almost 400 women around the country for this project, and she hopes to photograph 400 more, representing the approximately 800 women who are diagnosed with breast cancer in the United States every day. Isis’ Grace Project is inspired by Hellenistic Goddess sculptures that have “survived the trauma of history.”
If you would like to contribute to the Grace Project, you can donate online.