Too Many Women

In collaboration with Cornish artist Hannah Whale, Eileen embarked on a photographic portrayal of women recovering from breast cancer surgery. The aims of the project were to raise awareness of the need for post-surgery support and to acknowledge the altered body image which women have to embrace after surgery.

The project comprised of two components. A group photograph taken in Carnglaze 

Caverns, a former slate mine in Cornwall and

individual portraits of each woman showing their post-surgery scars.

The resulting images are a deeply personal portrayal which reflect the fortitude and inner beauty of every woman.

A book entitled ‘Too Many Women’ was published and the images have been exhibited in the Old Truman Brewery, London.



The making of the project

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