"How I beat cancer" self portraits by Russian photographer Evgeny Stetsko

Updated: Apr 2, 2020

Evgeny Stetsko Russian photographer documented his fight against cancer.


In January of this year I was diagnosed with lung cancer. It fatally changed my life. I didn't know anything about what was coming. Instinctively I was looking for any action to be busy. I decided to take self portraits at all stages of treatment. At first I underwent three cycles of chemotherapy. It was an exhausting process. I wanted to hide under the water all the time.


Then there was a heavy surgery, that continued for several hours. After that was month of radiation therapy. All the story took eight months. I've been shooting almost all the time. Sure, photographing helped me win.


This is the winner of IPA 2019 "People photographer of the year"









All Photos are Copy Righted by (C) Evgeny Stetsko

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