Twenty Five is a photographic art project by internationally renowned rock art photographer Nick Elliott in aid of pancreatic cancer.
This is a very personal project for Nick. In January 2019 it will be 25 years since his mother, Coral Elliott, died at the age of 64 from pancreatic cancer only 12 weeks after she had been diagnosed with the disease.
Nick aims to create a ‘living’ project by shooting 25 portraits of notable subjects over 25 months to create awareness of the disease and raise money for Pancreatic Cancer Action.
The style of photography adopted by Nick will reflect his traditional roots and the method of capturing the images will incorporate those he used 25 years ago before the digital age, namely film and darkroom processing.
The project will tell the story in words as well as pictures and culminate in a limited edition book of images and a series of touring exhibitions after the project completes, the first of which is planned for November 2019 to mark Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month.
Twenty Five aims to raise £25,000 through donations (both private and commercial) throughout the project, and the sale of limited edition images and a book after it is completed.
Donations will be collected via a Just Giving page, which is dedicated to this project alone and will continue to be available after the 25 months for anyone wishing to continue to donate to raise as much money as possible.
About 9,000 people are newly diagnosed with pancreatic cancer each year in the UK alone, with worldwide figures standing at 338,000 new cases each year. The disease affects men and women equally with incidence increasing from the age of 45 and the average age at diagnosis is 72.
“Let’s do something about this!” – Nick Elliott