Finding the beauty in illness
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and this year’s campaign is focusing on raising awareness around secondary breast cancer. In this powerful blog, Churchill Fellow, Lottie Barnes (CF 2020) talks through her second primary cancer diagnosis and how it interrupted her Fellowship journey but inspired her to challenge perceptions around the imagery of illness. Photographed in chronological order (2021-22), with a high-fashion, photo shoot aesthetic, ‘Finding the Beauty in Illness’ documents and interprets an eight to nine-month journey of chemotherapy and mastectomy to convalescence and beyond.
By Lottie Barnes, 2023