‘We are ALL beautiful’: Photographer with vitiligo highlights the unique beauty of the condition in a stunning series of portraits capturing changing skin tones of other sufferers
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” very impressive or beautiful “ 記載されていますね。
a stunning dress
a stunning display of tropical plants
The view from the top of the hill is stunning.
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” someone who has a particular problem or disease “ 記載されていますね。
Almost 50 percent of cancer sufferers are treated successfully.
This spring has been particularly difficult for allergy sufferers.
・Jasmine Colgan, 27, took the pictures as part of her project entitled Tough Skin
・The photographer, from Denver, Colorado, first noticed light patches on her wrists when she was 21 years old
・Initially, Jasmine was afraid of how she would look as her skin changed color, but decided to embrace it after realizing her skin tone could be a work of art
・‘My friend took a photograph of my hands and showed me and I couldn’t look away from the picture,’ she said
・Now, Colgan has turned the lens onto other people living with the condition in order to capture their beauty
To entitle (verb)
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” to give a title to a book, poem, or piece of music ” と記載されていますね。
Her first novel was entitled More Innocent Times.
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” an area that is different from what surrounds it ” と記載されていますね。
The male has a distinctive white patch on its tail.
Our dog has a black patch on his back.
There were damp patches on the ceiling.
The hotel walls were covered in damp patches.
look away from
away fromの意味はMacmillan Dictionaryによると” turning or looking towards a different direction ” と記載されていますね。
look away fromで目をそらすです。
He looked away from the computer screen to rest his eyes.
He turned away from the window and walked over to the table.
A photographer living with vitiligo is showcasing the beauty of those living with the skin condition in a series of incredible pictures.
The series of intimate shots capture people from all walks of life standing proudly with vitiligo. Among the close-up pictures, a man can be seen laughing, while a young boy smiles and another man bares his arms, face and neck for the camera.
Jasmine Colgan, 27, took the pictures as part of one of her projects, entitled Tough Skin. The photographer, from Denver, Colorado, first noticed light patches on her wrists when she was 21 years old.
To showcase (verb)
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” to show someone or something in a way that attracts attention and emphasizes their good qualities ” と記載されていますね。
The main aim of the exhibition is to showcase British design.
a comedy sketch that showcases their unique style of humour
Cambridge Dictionaryによると” having, or being likely to cause, a very close friendship or personal or sexual relationship ” と記載されていますね。
The restaurant has a very intimate atmosphere.
It’s a small hotel with an intimate atmosphere.
Only intimate friends were invited to their wedding.
walks of life (phrase)
Cambridge Dictionaryによると” various levels of social position or achievement ” と記載されていますね。
In my work I see people from all walks of life.
People from all walks of life use the public library.
To bare (verb)
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” to remove something that hides or covers something such as a part of your body ” と記載されていますね。
He pulled the shirt up, baring his injuries.
The men bared their heads (= took their hats off as a sign of respect) as they entered the church.
Soon after, the patches began to spread and a dermatologist confirmed that she had vitiligo.
Initially, Colgan was afraid of how she would look as her skin changed color, but decided to embrace it after realizing her skin tone could be a work of art.
‘When I was studying my undergrad at the University of Colorado in Denver, my friend took a photograph of my hands and showed me and I couldn’t look away from the picture,’ she said.
‘It was the first time that I was able to see art in my skin. I remember taking a few hours a day to match my skin tones evenly but around lunch time, my lips would have rubbed off.
To rub (verb)
Cambridge Dictionaryによると” to press or be pressed against something with a circular or up-and-down repeated movement “と記載されていますね。
These marks will never rub off (= be cleaned off).
‘So, I took off my make-up one day and I started to photograph myself with my camera. To create my own art and use my skin as my medium.
‘It became a relieving experience to express my emotions and capture them in a still life. As I shared my images, they showed my insecurities and somehow connected me with myself.’
Cambridge Dictionaryによると” The medium that an artist works in is the materials or method used to create things “と記載されていますね。
To relieve (verb)
Cambridge Dictionaryによると” to make an unpleasant feeling, such as pain or worry, less strong ” と記載されていますね。
Your headaches can easily be relieved by regular aspirin.
still life (adjective)
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” a type of art that represents objects rather than people, animals, or the countryside “ というふうに記載されていますね。
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” a feeling of not being confident: “ というふうに記載されていますね。
I think he’s trying to deal with his fears and insecurities.
Tom suffered from many insecurities.
Now, the photographer still wears make-up, but she uses three different shades to showcase her vitiligo even more instead of trying to even out her skin tone.
even out (phrasal verb)
Cambridge Dictionaryによると” to become equal, or to make something equal “ というふうに記載されていますね。
The league is divided into two skill levels in order to even out the competition.
We would like to be able to even out the workload more fairly.
As she turned the lense onto others living with the condition, Colgan decided to travel to meet her subjects and get a feel of their lives.
get a feel for (phrase)
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” to develop a good knowledge or understanding of something “ というふうに記載されていますね。
I’m still trying to get a feel for what the software can do.
I studied piano for a year, but I never really got a feel for it.
‘The idea for the name of Tough Skin came from my late grandmother when I was diagnosed. She told me, “You gotta have tough skin” so I shortened the name for the project,’ Colgan said,
To diagnose (verb)
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” to find out what physical or mental problem someone has by examining them “ というふうに記載されていますね。
The specialist diagnosed cancer.
His condition was diagnosed as some type of blood disorder.
‘I have always been a documentation photographer, so I incorporated the idea of close shots with my skills. As for traveling, I wanted to go to experience their culture of living with vitiligo, and I believe that the only way to do that is to be in each person’s environment.
To incorporate (verb)
Cambridge Dictionaryによると” to include something as part of something larger “ というふうに記載されていますね。
This aircraft incorporates several new safety features.
The program incorporates a powerful graphics tool.
His later work incorporates elements of popular culture.
‘I love the whole idea. I’ve always wanted to travel, but this gives it a whole new meaning.
‘I want to broaden the meaning of Tough Skin, to everyone who has an outer difference, for example, albinism, cleft lip, down’s syndrome, cerebral palsy. We are all beautiful.’
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” on or around the outside of something ” と記載されていますね。
The outer layer of the jacket is waterproof.
The outer walls of the castle were over six feet thick.
Colgan has acrofacial vitiligo, which tends to occur away from the center of the body. Her family and friends gave her strength and helped her remain positive when she was first diagnosed with the skin condition.
To occur (verb)
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” to happen, especially unexpectedly ” と記載されていますね。
If any of these symptoms occur while you are taking the medication, consult your doctor immediately.
Many suicides occur in prisons.
The police said that the accident occurred at about 4.30 pm.
When out and about, Colgan receives mixed reactions from the public but said she often feels close to other people living with vitiligo.
‘We share an unspoken bond, it’s heartwarming. Just to be in the presence of someone with vitiligo,’ she added.
out and about (phrase)
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” active; doing the things you usually do ” と記載されていますね。
Beth has been ill, but now she’s out and about.
As soon as I feel better, I’ll be able to get out and about.
The doctor says she’s making a good recovery, and she should be out and about in a few days’ time.
‘A lot of the meetings have tears, but lately it has been mainly smiles. A lot of hugs go on at meetings, which is my favorite because, I love hugs.
‘My favorite common thing that we all talk about is “Where was your first spot?” Such an easy conversation starter, and everyone has a different location, a different spot and a different experience.
‘So, when I arrange a meeting and a large group joins, it’s wonderful to hear the comparisons and contrasts of our similar yet so different skin.’
go on (phrasal verb)
Cambrdige Dictionaryによると” to happen ” と記載されていますね。
I wonder what’s going on next door – they’re making a lot of noise.
This war has been going on for years.
Cambridge Dictionaryによると” (and) despite that; used to add something that seems surprising because of what you have just said: ” と記載されていますね。
The weather was cold, yet bright and sunny.
Her advice seems strange, yet I believe she’s right.
He’s overweight and bald, (and) yet somehow, he’s attractive.
simple yet effective
Over the years, Colgan has sometimes struggled to cope with people’s reactions to her changing skin tone.
‘Honestly, the reactions from people who I haven’t seen in years are the hardest, they ask what happened to me or just don’t recognize me,’ she said.
‘When I was coaching gymnastics, the young girls called me a cow and asked why I was different.
‘With teenage adults, I catch them staring and I’ll wave and smile just to show them that I’m friendly and not contagious, vitiligo is probably something they’ve never seen before.
Cambridge Dictionaryによると” A contagious disease can be caught by touching someone who has the disease or a piece of infected clothing ” と記載されていますね。
The infection is highly contagious, so don’t let anyone else use your towel.
Keep him out of school until he’s not contagious anymore.
His laughter was contagious.
The mood was contagious, and soon everyone was laughing.
‘I’ve noticed that if they continue to stare or awkwardly look away after I’ve waved and smiled it upsets me. Please ask questions, your eyes are more painful than the words.
‘Ignorant comments can hit you, left and right. Do not let the words hurt you, it is OK to stand up for yourself.
‘No matter the age of the person. Educate them on what they do not understand. Embrace your skin because you deserve to and you are beautiful.’
Cambridge Dictionaryによると” in a way that shows you are not comfortable, relaxed, or confident ” と記載されていますね。
They smiled awkwardly at the camera.
He walked awkwardly across the room, aware that they were watching.
look away (idiom)
Free Dictionaryによると” to turn one’s gaze away from someone ” と記載されていますね。
She looked away from him.
In embarrassment, she looked away.
Cambridge Dictionaryによると” not having enough knowledge, understanding, or information about something ” と記載されていますね。
Many teenagers are surprisingly ignorant about current politics.
We were very young, ignorant, unskilled men.
He’s so ignorant!
To deserve (verb)
Cambridge Dictionaryによると” to have earned or to be given something because of the way you have behaved or the qualities you have ” と記載されていますね。
After all that hard work, you deserve a holiday.
Chris deserves our special thanks for all his efforts.
I hope they get the punishment they deserve.
The American people deserve to know what went wrong.
I work hard, and I think I deserve to be well paid.
They certainly deserved to win that game.
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