The Family Imprint
The Family Imprint
The Family Imprint is an intimate story of Nancy Borowick's family, as her parents underwent parallel treatments for stage-four cancer. The images will be unveiled Friday, June 9, 2017, in DUMBO, Brooklyn, between Prospect St. & York St., along the Washington St. fence. The display will remain throughout the summer.
The story is about life and love more than cancer and death. In a sense, it reads and feels like a scrapbook—and is filled with decades of saved loved letters, keepsakes and other clues about our lives, enriching the larger story which I had been photographing for a few years already. The project, which was formally known as Cancer Family Ongoing, has been published nationally and internationally, receiving international awards and recognition. Additionally, the work has been featured in multiple pieces in The New York Times.
©Nancy Borowick; The Family Imprint
Nancy Borowick (b. 1985) is a humanitarian photographer currently based on the island of Guam. She is a graduate of the Documentary Photography and Photojournalism program at the International Center of Photography and holds a degree in Anthropology and Photography from Union College.
Over the last 10 years, Nancy narrowed the focus of her work, telling stories of illness and personal relationships, using compassion, humility, and trust as tools to connect with and explore the lives of her subjects. Nancy’s most recent focus has been her parents’ battles with cancer.
Her Cancer Family Ongoing project was presented at the Visa Pour l’Image in Perpignan, France in 2014 and the following year, 2015, was exhibited at the festival.
Presented by United Photo Industries in partnership with NYC Parks & the DUMBO BID. United Photo Industries is a New York based art-presenting organization that works to promote a wider understanding and increase access to the art of photography.