Bob Carey is a New York Photographer. He took his first photo of himself in a tutu for a project called Ballet
In 2003 Carey learned that his wife Linda was diagnosed with breast cancer which hit hard because his mom had passed away of breast cancer in 1989. Being an artist, as self therapy, Carey took more pictures in the tutu as his way to escape the everyday hardship cancer brings. His wife showed the images while she was in the hospital receiving treatment and it made patients giggle and smile with laughter. At that moment Carey knew the purpose of the pictures. His goal was to create a book and donate one to every cancer center in the country. And that’s how The Tutu Project was born.
According to Carey “The mission of The Tutu Project is to support the fund raising efforts of The Carey Foundation for women with breast cancer. We strive to bring laughter and understanding to a community that has endured far too much.”
The Carey Foundation offers assistance with cancer-related costs like transportation to treatment, home care, childcare and medical supplies.
We’re proud to introduce the burly man behind the pink tulle.