Leading female photographer, Yetunde Babaeko holds a first of its kind breast cancer awareness photo exhibition geared to inspire the Nigerian public to join in the fight against cancer.
The photo exhibition titled “Battle Scar” will hold on the 8th of March at the Goethe Institute, Onikan by 2pm.
This exhibition will showcase photos taken by a group of independent professional female photographers led by popular photographer and owner of Camara-Studios, Yetunde Babaeko and driven by a collective passionate vision “to make a lasting impact through the lens of the camera”.
“Breast cancer patients need to know that this does not limit ambition. Knowing this inspires the zeal to impact the lives of females to reach out and accomplish their dreams regardless of the health issues they have. Also being ‘breast aware’ plays a major role in early detection so I was especially pleased to be a part of this initiative which will make ladies more aware and become proactive with breast examination and talking to their doctors.” says Yetunde Babaeko.
“I am not going to run 5km or climb Kilimanjaro, but I need to do something. For me, choosing to take photos for the cancer support groups, albeit it is very short-lived is a personal challenge. It is so important to raise awareness of breast cancer and the work of our national charities who help women and their families deal with the physical and emotional scars that this disease creates.” notes one of the photographers.
This maiden edition will feature real life photos of breast cancer patients, survivors, their families and the strategies they employ in coping with breast cancer.