SF Camerawork is proud to present Aftermath, a solo exhibition by Kerry Mansfield, on view from December 4, 2014 - January 24, 2015. This exhibition is concurrent with Seeing Through: Stories about Cancer & Survival, a collaborative exhibition with Michael Shindler and Help Each Other Out. Both exhibitions address breast cancer and the power of photography as a tool for understanding and supporting those battling the disease.
In the award-winning series Aftermath, San Francisco-based photographer Kerry Mansfield courageously documents her two-year journey through breast cancer diagnosis, treatment and reconstructive surgery. Mansfield was diagnosed with cancer at the age of 31 and soon learned that women in their 30s are the fastest growing group of people with breast cancer in the United States. Shocked to be facing this unexpected and frightening disease, Mansfield searched for information about what her immediate future would look like and found that the photographic documentation she was looking for didn't exist. It was this that inspired the series that would become Aftermath. Mansfield's intention was to not only help guide herself through the harrowing journey, but to create a direct, visual record of her experience so that others could better understand what it means to battle breast cancer. The honesty and artistry of Aftermath have earned Mansfield several awards, including a Lucie International Photography Award, LensCulture's Single Image Grand Prize, and the Worldwide Photography Gala Award.