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This would have to be one of the most inspiring collection of photographs I’ve ever seen.

The SCAR Project is a series of large-scale portraits of young breast cancer survivors shot by fashion photographer David Jay, he started shooting this project in Sydney and has to date photographed 100 women from across America and the world.

Primarily inspired by his friend Paula who had been diagnosed at age 32. The SCAR Project puts a raw, unflinching face on early onset breast cancer; all of the women photographed are between the ages of 18-35.

Dedicated to the more than 10,000 women under the age of 40 who will be diagnosed this year alone The SCAR Project is an exercise in awareness, hope, reflection and healing.

Republished with full permission from the photographer, David Jay. If you would like to know more or support the project you can click here, the SCAR Project is also now a beautiful book and is available here.

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