'Exposed' a portrait and documentary series of the women who made history as part of New York Fashion Week.

Portraits and behind the scenes images at the AnaOno Intimates and Cancerland Art Hearts fashion show, 'Exposed', emceed by Academy Award winner Mira Sorvino, as part of New York Fashion Week, at the Angel Orensanz Foundation on 2/12/2017.  All of the models are living with various stages of breast cancer.  More info below.

The series has been awarded in the Personal Work category in the Best of Photography in Photo District News Annual 2017.  

All photographs © Carey Kirkella

Contact Carey at careykirkella@gmail.com or 917.796.9272.


More info

I recently met and photographed Dana Donofree, the creator and designer of AnaOno Intimates for my photography book project in the making, Sisters & Survivors. In 2013, my sister passed away from metastatic breast cancer that had spread to her bones, just four months after her diagnosis. I'm creating a book in her memory and to help contribute to funds for metastatic breast cancer research.

When I learned that AnaOno partnered with Cancerland to have the first ever all breast cancer modeled show, I wanted to be a part of it and meet and photograph the women involved. They are all in various stages of breast cancer, some with metastatic (stage iv) breast cancer. This is a first for New York Fashion Week.

Full bios and info on all of the models available.

Among the models who participated: 

Ericka Hart Sex educator. Writer. Performer. Recently featured on Allure, Refinery29 and others.

Paige More - Producer at Good Morning America, who's story about her preventive double mastectomy was just featured on Elle.

Beth Fairchild - President of METAvivor, tattoo artist and recently featured on Refinery29.

Chiara D'Agostino - Creator of the blog Beauty Through The Beast and who's story has been featured in Oprah magazine and many other online and print media.

Behind the scenes

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