Award-winning Bucks County photographer H. Scott Heist has created a series of intimate portraits of local cancer survivors who received care at The Cancer Institute of Doylestown Hospital.
About "Portraits of Hope"
Cancer touches us all. Whether you have experienced cancer through a family member, friend or even personally, the disease has an undeniable presence that causes us to look at our own lives and our relationships with our loved ones. With advancements in the prevention and treatment of cancer, more people are living with cancer than ever before. And they're not just living -- they are thriving.
"Portraits of Hope" features the stories and portraits of ten cancer survivors who were successfully treated at The Cancer Institute of Doylestown Hospital. They graciously shared their experience and what they've learned about themselves through their ordeals. They handled cancer with courage and determination to get back not just to life as normal, but a life enhanced with new wisdom and appreciation. We thank each and every one of them for sharing their hope.
About the Photographer, H. Scott Heist
H. Scott Heist is a native Pennsylvanian who studied at New York University, as well as the New School for Social Research in Greenwich Village. While studying journalism, Scott developed his lifelong respect for the truthful story telling ability of the photographic image. He has worked as a photojournalist, a publication photographer, an essayist and a creative director for many prominent publications and philanthropic organizations. Scott spent three terms as National Corporate Secretary of the American Society of Photographers in New York City. He has spent a great deal of time abroad traveling extensively in Europe. There he wrote and photographed a three-year essay on his friend, Jacques Lecoq of the School of Theatre in Paris, with whom he shared a lifelong interest in body language. The essay resulted in cover stories for New York Times Sunday Art & Leisure, UK Theatre Magazine, American Theatre and several exhibitions from Washington D.C. to France. A book is in progress. The James A. Michener Art Museum in Doylestown acquired many of his reportage images of artists in their environments as part of its permanent collection. Work continues in all media from web, advertising, and books for various local, national and international organizations and firms. His photographs appear in many of Doylestown Hospital's community publications. Scott makes his home at Splinter Cottage in Upper Bucks County from where he looks for the next opportunity and adventure.