Creating Authentic Representation of Breast Cancer in Images

There’s more to breast cancer than a pink ribbon. Learn what really goes into capturing true-to-life images of breast cancer patients and survivors.

Representing breast cancer in visual imagery is more than popping a pink ribbon on a female-identifying model. Last month was National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a month where pink images, products, and the signature pink ribbon are used to raise awareness for what is the most common cancer among women worldwide, and the second-most common cancer overall. In real facts, in 2020 alone, 27,400 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer.

Raising awareness is great—in theory. But, all this sea of pink has led to a rise of pinkwashing, a term used to describe the commodification of breast cancer. When it…

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