This Powerful Photo Series Highlights Hidden Illnesses

By: Katherine Pendrill - Sep 10, 2015
References: sufferingthesilence & bustle
Allie Cashel and Erica Lupinacci recently teamed up to develop a photography series that explores the lives of those who suffer from hidden illnesses. While someone may look healthy on the outside, it is impossible to know how they are truly feeling on the inside. 'Suffering the Silence: Portraits of Chronic Illness' reminds us that many people suffer from ailments that are completely invisible to the naked eye.

Cashel and Lupinacci decided to create a photography series about hidden illnesses based on their own personal experiences. To highlight the struggle that these people go through on a daily basis, each of the subjects is photographed with the name of their invisible ailment written on their arms. Some of the conditions featured in the series include Lyme Disease, Lupus and HIV. As Casel explains, "I hope that this campaign can help to increase acceptance for some of the more controversial diseases so many of us are dealing with."