this is the beginning of a project i am working on. my plan is to do a portrait series of people with autoimmune diseases (rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, ankylosing spondylitis, fibromyalgia, celiac disease, hashimoto’s disease, etc.). often, these diseases strike people at a young age and are chronic. we don’t usually look sick, but they never really go away. there are so many people out there who are struggling with these health issues, and the general public doesn’t really understand. i want to give a face to these diseases to inform my friends and family at least, and the world at best, that we really aren’t “too young to have that” and that even though we “don’t look sick,” we are. and we need your care and support.
More Information: http://www.flickr.com/photos/jodimckee/3802076308/.
What a wonderfully creative project – I can’t wait to see the results! Thank you so much, Jodi, for kicking off this project.
Update: You can also find more infomation about this Autoimmune Disease Portrait Project at the new Jodi McKee Photography blog: http://jodimckeephotography.wordpress.com/.