It could be considered as an illustrated diary focused on the return to “normal life” for 14 breast cancer survivors who began smiling again. The Italian book “A seno nudo” (ed. Tecniche Nuove) places itself half-way between a photographic catalogue and a collective autobiography of women of different age and profession, reporting their experiences and portraying them in the beauty of a renaissance. It’s a new wellbeing which starts from those scars.
The book represents the interesting meeting point between the medical contribution by the plastic surgeon Cristina Garusi, the interviews made by journalist Anna Di Cagno and the black and white shots by Isabella Balena. A way of remembering that images tell a story and telling their own story could lead patients through an useful and healthy rehabilitation path.