Giving visibility to Unseen Illness

A project in progress

“Giving visibility to Unseen Illness”, is a photo series intended to show what an unseen illness can feel like from the inside out.  It’s estimated that 10% of people in the U.S. have a medical condition which could be considered a type of invisible disability.  The experience of suffering from a chronic illness can be physically painful and emotionally exhausting.  Invisible illnesses and diseases, are also incredibly difficult to diagnose and the sufferer may outwardly appear to be healthy. Although an illness can’t be visibly “seen,” by others, it doesn’t make the experience any less real or painful for those who are afflicted.

By collaborating with make up artists such as Tuesday Howery, along with participants who can identify with and help give a visual to what people go through and feel like from the inside out the series hopes to provide a glimpse into what people experience.  “Giving Visibility to Unseen Illness” is an on going project and will hope to capture a variety of perspectives and people.

If you experience an unseen illness and would like to participate or share your story please contact M.