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Sage Sohier’s Portraits of Children with Facial Paralysis

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Most people I photograph are acutely aware of their imperfections and try to minimize them. Some have confided in me that, in their attempt to look more normal, they strive for impassivity and repress their smiles. They worry that this effort is altering who they are emotionally and affecting how other people respond to them. While most of us assume that our expressions convey our emotions, it seems that the inverse can also be true: our emotions can, in some ways, be influenced by our facial expressions.—Sage Sohier

For the past three years, Massachusetts-based photographer Sage Sohier has spent time in a facial nerve clinic in Massachusetts capturing portraits of people with facial paralysis caused by either Bell’s palsy, tumors, strokes, accidents, or congenital nerve damage. About Face offers what the photographer says is a fascinating view of two expressions at once, while honoring the courage required for one to cope with medical afflictions.

Sandy Benefit Features iPhone Photos by Renowned Contemporary Photographers

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On November 19,2012 Foley Gallery will be hosting a benefit to support relief efforts for those in the New York City area that have been most affected by Hurricane Sandy. Orgainzed by Michael Foley and photographer Wyatt Gallery and curated by Jun Lee, the event will include iPhone photographs from renowned contemporary photographers Ben Lowy, Ed Kashi, Wyatt Gallery, Stephen Wilkes, Ruddy Roye, Hank Willis Thomas, Michael Christopher Brown, Craig Wetherby, Sam Horine, Stanley Lumax, Erica Simone, Nicole Sweet, Dylan Chandler, Yosra El-Essawy, Brent Bartley, Lyle Owerko, Duffy Higgins, and Varenka Ruiz. Photos will be sold for $50 with all proceeds going to benefit Occupy Sandy and Alison Thompson’s Rockaway Relief Center. More details can be found on the Foley Gallery Facebook page.