Uncover the stories behind the pain
- I experienced my first migraine at age ten. Attacks became more frequent and severe over time and are difficult to treat and nearly impossible to prevent...
- “Daily migraines for the past eight years made me quit my career. Now the mother of two young children the severe pain greatly impacts my ability
- “I was sitting at my desk when I lost peripheral vision and in minutes was blind. Migraine is more than the most painful headache ever. It's feeli
- “Crushing, stabbing, dizzying, intense, vise-like pain, every single day for one thousand two hundred eighty seven days; I was hit in the head with
- “My symptoms began seven years ago. Intermittent migraines became persistent. A year ago, a concussion at swim practice made me worse. Constant pain
- “My migraines and clusters started eleven years ago from my work as a firefighter at the World Trade Center. The first time a cluster hit I thought
- “It is surrendering to the fact that life will never be the same, and that it will always include varying degrees of pain, both mental and physical.
- “As a child I got car sick. As a teen I had stomach disorders. As an adult I get migraines. As I aged the attacks grew more frequent. After
- “I was an internationally charting singer a dancer on MTV and a consultant to the U.N. Four and a half years ago I was hit by a van and suffered a c
- “My life is a continuous episode of static-television playing every day for the past six years. Everywhere I look I see through a veil of tiny movin
- “I am eighteen living with a concussion from a car accident that happened to me at fifteen. I live with daily attacks that try to prevent me from
- “I experienced my first migraine at age twelve. Over the next twelve years my migraines increased in severity and frequency. I am now twenty-four ye
- “I still suffer from symptoms resulting from an accident three years ago. I often feel like a prisoner in my own body. Professors, friends, and fami
- “I am a forty-four year old mom with migraines for twenty years with no effective treatment in sight. After twenty years I am seeing a specialist wh
- “Concussions robbed me of Division One sports. That was how I thought my symptoms changed my life. Recruited to play at the highest level, four conc
- “Being sick all the time and feeling sharp constant stabbing pain in my eye, left me without a sense of time. Attacks would last days, weeks and mon
- “Imagine all the people, possessions, and activities you love the most in life being right in front of you but being in so much pain that you can't
- “I suffer from migraines following a traumatic brain injury. When attacks occur, I spend days in bed and am unable to care for myself. I often exper
- “I have constant headaches for over three years. Flare ups relegate me to dark rooms, affecting my speech and cognitive ability. It permeates my lif
- “My first confusional migraine attack was when I was fourteen. It was terrifying then and still is. Sometimes I don’t know my hand from my tongue
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Faces of Migraine
To parallel the one-sided nature of #migraines the subjects were photographed in split lighting. The light side of their face, although dramatic, looks normal to show how the outside world are unable perceive their condition. On the dark side of their face, their “affected side”, a personal #quote of the subject’s relationship with their condition shows the internal struggle they face daily.
These dramatic images in conjunction with the patient’s quotes show the viewer the true disabling nature of these conditions.