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The Tutu Project: Fundraising for Breast Cancer

Wednesday 03.21.2012 , Posted by
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In 2003, Bob Carey decided he wanted to wear a Tutu. No, he wasn’t changing his gender identity. Bob wanted to wear a pink tutu because it was, to him, the most opposite thing he could be doing in his life. He decided to travel to various beautiful locations and take self-portraits of himself in these places. Throughout his photos he is pictured in American national parks like the Grand Canyon, in cities, open country and deserts.

During his photographic tutu journey, Bob’s wife was diagnosed with breast cancer. Overcoming it once, it resurfaced again. Through the experiences with cancer, it has grown and strengthened their relationship but it has also had it’s challenges.

The Tutu project is seeking to raise $75,000 for breast cancer research through the fabulous photos that Bob has taken. By donating $500 to the cause, one will receive a 20″ x 24″ signed print of a photo of choice. All the photos displayed here are potential print options for the donor.
Bob Carey reminds us to step outside our comfort zone and put our “tutus” on — after all, there is only one life to live on this planet.

Check out Bob’s Tutu Project here or follow him on Facebook.

The Tutu Project

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Shawn Saleme

Written by Shawn Saleme



Shawn Saleme is a full time writer for Visual News. Having traveled to over 50 countries, his international escapades continue to influence his writing and perspective. When not in a foreign territory, he makes his home in his native San Francisco Bay Area. Become friends with him on Facebook and invite him to share drinks and stories with you.

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