Elizabeth Lee VOA news Los Angeles
Student photographer Madeline Morales has had experiences most 15 year-olds have not. She has undergone chemotherapy and radiation. But today will be a unique kind of experience something most people will never have. It makes me feel excited, a little bit of nervous. A gallery show with Morales’s photos on display. These images reflect her journey while battling cancer.
I tried to look at things with a lot of light, a lot of what draws me to positivity; something that means love or happiness. I think with photography and having that faith of God has really helped me a lot and to staying positive and being motivated to want to keep fighting this disease.
Morales is one of 23 students sharing their experiences with cancer through photos at this gallery. They are graduates of the PABLOVE foundation’s SHUTTERBUGS advanced photography class.
Being in these classes with other people that completely understand their experience and can be a community with them has been really a packed full and has really made them feel a lot more comfortable and what they’ve been through and where they’re going with it.
The PABLOVE SHUTTERBUGS program offers classes in eight cities across the United States.
Proceeds from sales of these prints will go toward pediatric cancer research grants.
Hello my name is Bayu Lukman and I have some photos in this gallery. Most of my photo themes focused on hope. This is Bayu Lukman’s photo. This butterfly in a way how it flies, it kind of represents the feeling of optimism I’d say.
And optimism is needed when fighting cancer and the effects of chemotherapy and radiation says Lukman who was diagnosed with cancer when he was 10 years old.
You kind of get really depressing, you don’t want to live anymore. You need stay in optimistic and pushed yourself through
With photography many young students gain an identity that is not dictated by cancer.
There’s more to us than just having cancer, that we have more of stories to tell besides cancer. We want people to see what we see even if it’s through the lens.
Problem helped me understand more about the struggles of cancer and has given me a small chance to actually assist in the world a bit with photography. I’d say to express my story and allow it to hopefully reach other kids so they can understand how to deal with it hopefully.
To cope by not only using photography as an engaging distraction but also a tool to document their struggle with cancer and share their stories with the world.
Elizabeth Lee VOA news Los Angeles.
1. A gallery show with Morales’s photos on display.
on display 展出
Some people put fossils on display at their homes, others are stored away in crates.
2. You need stay in optimistic and pushed yourself through.
push through 完成
The Democratic majority pushed through a law permitting the sale of arms.
学生摄影师玛德琳 莫拉莱斯(Madeline Morales)的经历是15岁同龄人没有的
以前，我努力不用灰暗的眼光看待事物，怎么积极我就怎么看，这样可以让自己感受到爱意和幸福 。我觉得，摄影和对上帝的信仰真地帮助我很多，让我保持乐观，有了跟癌症抗击到底的理由 。
除了莫拉莱斯，还有22个学生通过画廊展出的方式分享了自己的抗癌历程 。他们是帕伯洛夫基金会快门虫高级摄影班的毕业生 。
大家好，我是巴尤 卢克曼(Bayu Lukman)，这个画廊里有我展出的作品 。我大多数摄影作品的主题都与希望有关 。这是巴尤 卢克曼的作品 。这只蝴蝶飞舞的方式代表着一种积极的态度，这是我的感受 。
而积极的态度对于抗击癌症以及克服化疗和放疗产生的影响是必不可少的，卢克曼这样说道 。10岁的时候，卢克曼就被诊断出有癌症 。
你会十分抑郁，不想活下去 。但你要保持积极的心态，让自己挺过去 。
除了是一名癌症患者之外，我们还拥有很多 。除了与癌症有关的经历之外，我们还有很多故事要讲 。我希望能让大家看到我们看见的东西，哪怕是通过照片的方式 。
问题的出现让我更加理解与癌症抗争的过程，让我有机会通过摄影来帮助其他人 。我可以讲述自己的故事，让其他孩子怀抱希望，这样他们就会知道怎样以积极的心态应对癌症 。
感谢收听伊丽莎白 李(Elizabeth Lee)为您从洛杉矶发回的报道 。