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Cystic Fibrosis | Photographer: Kyle Monk

Cystic Fibrosis | Photographer: Kyle Monk | PHOTOGRAPHERS | Scoop.it

I am working with the CF Foundation to create dramatic, powerful, and intimate portraits of people with Cystic Fibrosis to help bring awareness to this genetic disease - most common among caucasians. Airway clearance techniques (ACTs) and nebulizers are treatments that help people with CF stay healthy and breathe easier.  Cystic fibrosis is an inherited disease of the mucus glands that affects many body systems. The disorder's most common signs and symptoms include progressive damage to the respiratory system and chronic digestive system problems.  

ACTs loosen thick, sticky lung mucus so it can be cleared by coughing or huffing. Clearing airways reduces lung infections and improves lung function. ACTs are often used with other treatments, like inhaled bronchodilators and antibiotics.

Nebulizers break down liquid medicine into aerosol mist that can be inhaled by the patient through a mouthpiece or facemask. Like inhalers, these devices can deliver medication straight into the lungs by simply inhaling the medication mist.

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Mimicry | Photographer: Maurits Giesen & Ilse Leenders

Mimicry | Photographer: Maurits Giesen & Ilse Leenders | PHOTOGRAPHERS | Scoop.it

Another great post for color junkies! Dutch photographer duo Maurits Giesen &Ilse Leenders worked together on this Mimicry series. The concept; the uniformity of human beings, people with inconspicuous identities. Just likeanimals they adapt to their environment. Visually in this series it is shown by the use of similar costumes, position and gender.

 

Dutch artists Maurits Giesen and Ilse Leenders first published this series in 2004. Each frame shows the two photographers side by side in highly stylized sets, predominantly colored in primary and secondary shades, depicting an “identity crisis” in the imagery.

The inspiration of the series “Mimicry” came from the uniformity of persons. People from whom the identity is missing and those who are inconspicuous in our society. Just like animals they adapt to their environment. Visually in this series it is shown by the use of similar costumes, position and gender.

On their website, the artists add, “The authority of our work lies in the meticulous care with which we construct and ‘direct’ each shot. We acknowledge the subliminal impact of different genres, from film noir to pulp fiction and graphic novels, but create convincing scenes that invite suspension of disbelief.”


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