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To say that I was shocked when I was diagnosed with Fuchs Corneal Dystrophy would be an understatement. During the year that followed, I struggled to accept the reality of having the disease, undergo two eye surgeries, and maintain a positive outlook. Writing about the experience helped me to express my feelings as well as reach out to my friends for much-needed support. Finding a way to continue making art kept me sane. This book is a collection of blog entries and Facebook posts written about my ophthalmological journey and selected images from new bodies of work created from March 2012 to March 2013.

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Cheryl Rau
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Cheryl Rau is a fine art photographer, poet, and storyteller. Her visual art has appeared in regional, national, and international juried group exhibitions. Prior to her marvelous mid-life awakening (during which she discovered that she was an artist), Cheryl held professional positions in marketing/communications, event management, and training. Her career spans a broad range of environments including manufacturing, government contractor, small business, and nonprofit organizations. Cheryl is a graduate of the photography program at the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies (Portland, ME). She earned a bachelor of arts in Journalism & Communications from Point Park College (Pittsburgh, PA). Originally from Pennsylvania, Cheryl lived in the Washington, DC area for 15 years prior to relocating to the Maine coast.

Publish Date  April 13, 2013

Dimensions  Standard Landscape  44 pgs   Premium Paper, lustre finish

Category  Fine Art Photography

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