California-based photographer Robert Houser unveils his 'Facing Chemo' project. The portrait series features numerous images of cancer patients who have undergone chemotherapy treatments.
The touching series provides a deeper look into the healthcare industry and captivates its audience with raw images of real-life stories. While the series might be viewed as a morose collection, a highly empowering aura surrounds each of its images. The artist explains that this series aims to "to educate, to move and inspire. I want people to feel...to empathize. Cancer touches so many of us.”
The project began in 2011 but Robert Houser committed himself to photographing the entire experience. By following each patient throughout their treatments in therapy, the artist gives viewers a real-time view of the illness and its after-effects.