Redneck Girl: Diana’s Story

For the last few weeks I have been charting a photographic-essay-in-progress by Flickr user Box of Light.  Her photographs chart the day to day life of Diana (5) and her family, as she undergoes treatment for Wilm’s Tumour, a form of Kidney cancer.  Touching, beautiful and crushing all at the same time, the photographs capture life moments with a delicacy and honesty which leave the family stripped to the bone and revealing just how amazing they are.

It’s hard to sum up in words the intimacy with which the photographer captures these images so you would do best to just go and see for yourself.  At the time of writing this is far from a finished body of work and the regularly updated Flickr set can be found here.

Be sure to check out the rest of her work too, which is uniformly excellent.

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1 Response to “Redneck Girl: Diana’s Story”


  1. 1 Nick Herd February 13, 2007 at 2:08 am

    An incredible and very moving photo set. I find that the most humbling and sincerest of family bonds, regardless of class or creed, come at expense of the youngest and most innocent. To me, that’s what real photo journalism should consist of.

    I really do hope Diana gets well.


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