Alopecia Project by Daniel Regan

I visited Daniel Regan’s recent photographic exhibition called The Alopecia Project on Friday, at the Free Space Gallery, in Kentish Town It was beautiful and inspirational, set in a quiet space with the sound of flowing water, I sat looking at the glory of hair loss from every angle.  There is beauty in all, even if it doesn’t conform to typical stereotypes. Regan has captured the spectrum of the alopecia journey, with some really poignant pieces tracking all stages of the condition. All the images are strong, but one or two sent me on an emotional high, as I remembered the most difficult phases of that journey

It struck me, that in it’s more basic form, alopecia, exposes us to the world without permission, it strips us of who we are, and leaves us almost lifeless to pick up the pieces, but we do, although often we emerge as different people (to some extent) with a new image – and that’s a tall order for any one. I thought much about, new life and death too, sat amongst the photographs, not fully understanding why, but perhaps remembering the vulnerability of who we are and how life can challenge us.

A great achievement; it was inspirational and a thought provoking exhibition with loads of value. Thanks Daniel. The Alopecia Project