CHILDREN WITH CANCER

Keegan, New Hampshire, 1999.
Jonah, Reading, Massachusetts, 1997.
Craig Cardani as a Helicopter, Rockport, Massachusetts, 1997.
Nicholas D'Amelio, Wilmington, Massachusetts, 1997.
Amy Ladd, New Hampshire, 1999.
Keil Gaynor, Massachusetts, 1997.
Jean Pion, Massachusetts, 1996.
Faith Walsh, Massachusetts, 1997.
Lorimer, Reading, Massachusetts, 1997.
David and Wayne, Massachusetts, 1996.
Jennifer Boyce, Massachusetts, 1997.
David, Massachusetts, 1997.
Justin, Massachusetts, 1997.
Rachel and Allison, Connecticut, 1997.
Trip, Massachusetts, 1997.
Craig Cardani, Rockport, Massachusetts, 1996.

I photographed children with cancer between 1996 and 2000. This work is a collaboration with over thirty-five young people and their families from the Boston area. The young people range in age from ten months to twenty-seven years, and, at the time, they were in treatment for a variety of cancers.

My wish has been to create a body of work that will stand in contrast to much of the photographic record of disease. Instead of concentrating on the doctors, the procedures, and the medical technology that surrounds our contemporary experience of cancer, I want to make images that are about these young people and their uniqueness.