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The Gray Matters Project

The Gray Matters Project

Photo by Jill Lejano

The human race has definitely showed throughout history that we won’t just bow down to any natural calamity or disease. Quoting William Ernest Henley “I am the master of my fate; I am the captain of my soul. “ Yet, amidst all the technology and abundance that man has, nature truly is the one force that ceases to bow to do man’s bidding.

In February 2011, my good friend Jason Buera, a wedding photographer recently found out he had Brain Cancer.  This is a disease that doesn’t discriminate, it can happen to any gender, race or nationality. It can happen to you or me. While we still search for the cure to eliminate this disease, what we can do in the meantime is to raise awareness and help people who are suffering this yet to be cured scourge. The Gray Matters project, is a fund raising and awareness project started by the friends and family of Jason. Participants will pay a fee of P1000 (there’s a student rate of P500) to join the shoot. Two kinds of photographs will be taken of each participant – one is their portrait and the other is their special Gray Matters mugshot. They will be asked to answer the question “What’s in your head?” and pose with their answers mugshot-style. Participants will be encouraged to upload their photos to Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and other social networking sites to help spread awareness about brain cancer. Definitely a worthy cause! So please support my friend’s fight against brain cancer and other people like him.

Let’s echo this to the rest of the world and show that we won’t bow down to nature just yet!

The Gray Matters Project

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This entry was posted on Saturday, March 12th, 2011 at 11:44 am and is filed under Graphic Design, Photography. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

2 Responses to “The Gray Matters Project”

  1. skysenshi says:

    I’m sorry about your friend. 🙁 But thanks for the post, as it helps increase awareness. 🙂

    • Mike says:

      Hey Bea, thanks for viewing the post, do re-post if you don’t mind, let’s try to increase the awareness and eventually help get the word out. It’s a very worthy cause to be definitely aware about. Go Jason!