Photos of cancer patient too disturbing for cancer support center


Locutus
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Gathering Place abruptly removes breast cancer patient photo exhibit, says it stirred emotions




CLEVELAND, Ohio -- On July 13, Angelo Merendino presided over the first night of what was supposed to be a 10-week-long photography exhibit at The Gathering Place in Westlake. A standing-room-only crowd of a few hundred people gathered at the cancer support center for a look at more than 50 stark black-and-white images Merendino took that chronicled his late wife Jennifer's experience as a breast cancer patient.

On Thursday, just six days later, The Gathering Place took the exhibit down.

Gathering Place Executive Director Eileen Saffran and Merendino, a Cleveland native who lives in New York City, spoke by phone Wednesday. Saffran told Merendino that the exhibit would have to be removed, he said.

"She said she wasn't aware of the exhibition [beforehand], which is kind of hard to believe," he said Friday. "She said that people were upset by it."



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taxslave
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In a PC world only feel good pictures are permitted.
 
captain morgan
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You have to wonder if it wasn't the Cancer Society that made the decision to pull the plug based on a fear that people may begin to question the effectiveness of the Society in their research efforts and all of the money that is constantly raised with no results