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NPR Photo Blog: Life with Breast Cancer at 28

Photo credit: Amelia Coffaro

Photo credit: Amelia Coffaro

NPR and Time Magazine’s “LightBox” Laud Breast Cancer Photo Blog by

Amelia Coffaro and Elizabeth Griffin

Visual Conversation Illustrates One-to-One Support of Friends

We’ve “met” Amelia Coffaro and Elizabeth Griffin only by telephone (unless you count when Amelia was around 8 years-old because her mom is friends with an ABCD staff member).  Twenty years later, we are humbled to be a small part of this amazing woman’s journey with breast cancer.

There is never a “good time” to have breast cancer.  If you are 28 and building your professional life it is an especially vulnerable time.  But according to Amelia’s interview with Gabriella Demczuk as published on line in NPR’s “the picture show,” experiencing breast cancer has brought her closer to her friend Elizabeth and has helped them both “become more aware of themselves and their relationship with those they photograph.”

We are humbled to be of some support to Amelia and her family – just as we are gratified by help we provide for any who turn to us.

But, there is nothing we can write that will adequately convey the story of how these two women have used photography to tell the story of their friendship and this breast cancer journey.  Let their uncommon artistry tell its own tale.

On June 17, 2013, Amelia and Elizabeth’s work was included in Time Magazine’s “LightBox,” an online collection of the best photojournalism from around the web in the last two weeks, curated by Mikko Takkunen.


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