Facing Chemo in Switzerland this summer

A selection of images from the Facing Chemo Before & After exhibit will be on display at a gallery in Switzerland this summer as part of a larger exhibit on the human condition.  WER BIN ICH?  WHO AM I?


Was kann ich wissen, was soll ich tun, was darf ich hoffen?

What can I know what should I do, what I should hope?

Trying to understand our Identity has preoccupied mankind since time immemorial. Each and every one of us grapples with the issue throughout our lifetime. Nevertheless, none of us can clearly or definitively answer the question: What makes us the person we are today? What impact does our environment have on our sense of self and what is predetermined by our genetic makeup? The Exhibition invites you to delve into the complexity of your Identity, to engage with your own unique personality, to question its assumptions and educate it further. Thoughts and insights of the curators are illustrated through artworks, new media and exhibits from every day life and assist the visitor to playfully explore who they are, what motivates them and what they still may want to become.

Vögele Kultur Zentrum
Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin
Gwattstrasse 14
CH – 8808 Pfäffikon SZ

For more information [in German]

Art and healing at Brown University

Last month, images from Facing Light’s project, Facing Chemo Before & After, hung at a symposium put on at Brown University focused on using art in the healing process.  The Symposium, hosted by Artists and Scientists as Partners, was entitled Designing the Next Steps – Art, Health & Design.  The work that they do centers around advocating for persons with Parkinson’s Disease and Autism Spectrum Disorders and using dance as a healing tool.

Facing Chemo - a photographic project

Facing Chemo – Before & After

“Brown’s initiative (in the intersection of art and science) will send a message to the arts and science communities throughout academic and research institutions and lend credibility to a burgeoning field of study. It will also add to Brown’s reputation for innovative and collaborative research.  With new information and research supporting the benefits of the arts on people with Parkinson’s and Autism, doctors, educators, and artists will have new approaches to offer. Possible outcomes could be reduced need for medications and medical care. At the least, there will be evidence that there are effective options to current approaches.” [Brown-ASaP site]

Given the synergy with ASaP and Facing Light’s work, we were thrilled to be invited to collaborate with the event.


Facing Chemo - Before & After

Facing Chemo – Before & After

Facing Chemo Before & After was recognized by the 2015 International Photo Awards for their Social Cause division

We are honored to have been recognized by the 2015 International Photography Awards for Social Cause!


[Robert Houser Photography]

News & Press Page Added to the Website

New pages were added to our Facing Light website.  Information regarding news and upcoming press can be found in the ‘about’ drop-down menu.  Check it out!

2016 plans

We are looking forward to an exciting 2016 for Facing Light. Our goal is lots and lots of shooting and we’re off to a great start — two Facing Chemo photoshoots already in January. Please send us any suggestions for the projects we are working on:
Facing Chemo
Facing Schizophrenia / Mental Illness
Facing MS
Facing Aging
Facing Blindness

I’m excited to see the woman who inspired and got me started on all this next month here in the Bay Area.
Facing Chemo photographs by Robert Houser and the Facing Light Foundation

Facing Chemo – after

Last week we were asked to photograph this teenager for the Make a Wish foundation.  She had recently gone through chemo and spent a wonderful day having a makeover and hair extensions.


Facing Chemo - a photographic project

Facing Chemo – a photographic project

Facing Chemo - a photographic project

Facing Chemo – a photographic project

Facing Chemo – teenager



A few photos from a recent Facing Chemo shoot.
Facing Chemo - a photographic project


Facing Chemo - a photographic project

Facing Aging


Some photos from one of our Facing Aging shoots.
Facing Aging - a photographic project by Facing Light Foundation Facing Aging - a photographic project by Facing Light Foundation Facing Aging- Portrait of Clara