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Exhibit Guide: Cancer Connections

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Those of you who have been through Nathan Phillips Square recently may have noticed a long rectangular structure displaying the Cancer Connections exhibit on the south side. With the sad death of Dr. Shelia Basrur this week (see John Barber’s testament to her impact on our city here), cancer likely was in our collective thoughts more than usual.

Cancer Connections, a unique photographic exhibit that documents the broad range of how cancer affects the lives of countless Canadians, is leaving Nathan Philips Square on June 9th.

PhotoSensitive, a non-profit, national collective of photographers determined to explore how photography can contribute to dialogue and impact on important issues of the day, has partnered with the Canadian Cancer Society to bring the Cancer Connections exhibition to major centers in each province through to 2010.

The Cancer Connections exhibition in Toronto features 300 photographs from amateurs and professionals that document and touch on a range of emotions associated with cancer – sadness, loss, hope and redemption.