February 25, 2004
Each unique portrait incorporates one photographer's imaginative interpretation of the pink ribbon of breast cancer awareness. The intent of the exhibit, produced by Mary Katzke, founder of Affinityfilms, Inc. of Anchorage, is to show that there are many, many people in the support network of a breast cancer patient.
The figures portrayed are either the survivors themselves, or persons who have been sources of strength to them: a child, a nurse, a friend, a surgeon. One portrayal, a large format black and white photo of a young boy--Kori Lane of Juneau, photographed by Mark Daughhetee--is titled Reason to Fight. Its caption is a tribute by his grandmother, Sylvia Montero, who says:
"Alaskans in Pink" made its debut at the Anchorage Museum of History and Art in May 2003, and is currently traveling around the state. At the March 5th opening at KGH, breast cancer survivors will receive pink roses. Chamber music and refreshments will be provided.
The exhibit is free and open
to the public, and will be on display in the front lobby of the
hospital throughout the entire month of March.
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