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The soft click of the camera, a flash of light, and a moment in time is captured forever. A photograph is a way to feel emotion and context of an exact moment. August 19 is World Photography Day, and the Colorectal Cancer Alliance invites you to celebrate this day in partnership with one of our allies and award-winning landscape photographer and author of Through the Window – A Photographic Tale of Cancer Recovery, Scott Wilson.

When Scott was diagnosed with stage IV (metastatic) colon cancer in August 2016 at age 48, his chemotherapy treatment meant avoiding direct sunlight. Determined not to let his new photosensitivity get in the way of his passions, Scott found the answer in the abundance of Colorado wildlife on his doorstep, which he focused on capturing for the creation of the inspirational photo book, from the protective shade of his car.


Photographer and stage IV (metastatic) colon cancer survivor Scott Wilson, taking nature photos from the protection of his car while he was in treatment for his book, Through the Window - A Photographic Tale of Cancer Recovery.


This Sunday, we invite you to join Scott with a little World Photography Day social media fun:

  1. Snap a picture of you in your favorite nature or wildlife scene, or just take a photo of your favorite nature or wildlife scene that makes you happy.

  2. Post on Instagram or Twitter using the hashtag #AlliesInNature and explain why it brings you happiness.

World Photography Day also marks Scott’s one year anniversary of being cancer free. Together we believe in the power of therapy and healing through artistic outlets. Join Scott and the Alliance on August 19 in sharing your favorite nature shots to celebrate the day.

Interested in Scott’s book to celebrate the healing power of photos? To show his dedication in helping the Alliance end colorectal cancer within our lifetime, the organization will receive 100% of the sales proceeds. For purchase details, click here.

Happy shooting, allies!


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