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The Pure Beauty Of Facial Paralysis.

Young man in dark blue jacket, 2009 8-year-old girl with brown hair, 2009 10-year-old girl with her mother and sister, 2011 7-year-old girl with her mother, 2008 Man with his wife, 2009 Young woman with long fingernails, 2008

After spending three months at a facial nerve clinic in Boston, photographer Sage Sohier left more knowledgable, having gained more insight on facial paralysis. With her, the photographer also took several visual mementos of patients she has met seeking treatment for their conditions. Her powerful portrait series titled About Face presents a number of people dealing with varying degrees of facial paralysis who have bravely overcome their vulnerability, if even for a brief moment, to “smile for the camera.”

Young man in blue, 2009 6-year-old boy with his mother, 2008 Woman in striped shirt, 2008 Man with blue eyes, 2009 sagesohieraboutface1sagesohieraboutface6

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  1. December 17th, 2013

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