Underwater Photographer Helps Breast Cancer Survivors Heal

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A photographer helps women heal with underwater portraits.

Erena Shimoda is an underwater photographer with a special goal in mind. She not only strives to create interesting and artistic images, she also wants to help people heal through the process. Her “Underwater Healer” project helps people from all over the world overcome certain setbacks. According to CBS News, a portion of this piece of work features breast cancer survivors.

The shots showcase various breast cancer survivors from different places throughout the country. Many of the photos feature the women surrounded by a ribbon of color. In Seattle, Shimoda photographed two women together.

“When I asked them about how they felt doing two people at the same time, they actually loved it because they helped each other out through their cancers and also because they went through similar experiences,” Shimoda told the source.

Shimoda first started working with people affected by cancer at the Look Good Feel Better organization, which helps restore confidence in people undergoing treatment for this disease. The group features programs for women, men and teens. And to date, they have served more than 700,000 women.

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