Grace by Charise Isis Reinvents Feminine Beauty in Face of Cancer

While Angelina Jolie has been lauded recently for her courage in revealing her double mastectomy, women have been undergoing the procedures for years and Grace by Charise Isis, a photographer based in New York, is a photo series that captures some of these brave cancer survivors.

Heavily influenced by Hellenic sculpture, the women shot for Grace by Charise Isis pose in rather iconic ways. From Venus De Milo to Nike of Samathrace, the idea of the female form is interpreted on a variety of levels. The artist writes, " These dismembered artifacts have survived the trauma of history and are still valued as objects of beauty within our culture." Yet at its core, the photo series is reinventing the idea of feminine beauty.