About Lupus through the Lens

Lupus through the Lens is a photography project created by the S.L.E. Lupus Foundation using photovoice techniques. People with lupus capture, in pictures, what it means to live with lupus.

“What is your favorite photograph? It is your favorite for a reason. Something about it stayed with you long after you first discovered it. That’s because photographs are powerful. Maybe they preserve an important memory of someone you love, or a time in your life that meant a lot to you. Sometimes photographs capture a beautiful scene that brings you joy whenever you look at it.

There is truth in that old saying, “A picture is worth a thousand words.” How many times have you tried to explain your experience with lupus to someone only to find that they still don’t quite get it? But maybe you decide to take photos of what life with lupus is really like – the ups, the downs, the details that most people don’t see. And then perhaps you show these photos to that person instead and the visual impact finally helps them see lupus for what it is. Well, that’s exactly what we have been up to here at the S.L.E. Lupus Foundation.” —Continue reading to learn how you can take your own photos to raise awareness about lupus.

To learn more about the S.L.E. Lupus Foundation, please visit http://lupusny.org/. You can also call 212-685-4118 or email lupus@lupusny.org.

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