Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre is moving to the new Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre in a few weeks’ time. It is the end of an era, the closing of a hospital with which many people – patients, carers, staff and volunteers – a have strong and emotional relationship. Some have been patients for more than 20 years, whilst others have sat with loved ones throughout their treatment and as they died. It is a place full of meaning, full of stories, full of relationships, full of the strongest of feelings, full of people touched by cancer. And full of people who live lives that are big, rich, colourful, complex, and defined by cancer as well as things beyond cancer.
To mark the closing of this hospital I am inviting patients, carers, staff and volunteers to participate in a photographic project called I AM. I ask them to tell us something of who I AM …. it can be about cancer, caring, treatment, but not necessarily that – the paper, the story, is yours. Then I take a photo of them with their response. The images will be on display in a public space in the hospital (from next Tuesday) for the final few weeks and the project will grow as more and more people tell something about who I AM.
Here are the photos from Tuesday 31 May
the first day, May 26, 2016.
If you have participated in this project and would like a copy of your photo … email me firstname.lastname@example.org and I will send it to you.