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£3,190raised of £5,000 target by 66 supporters

Weʼre raising £5,000 to continue Behind The Scars!

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Behind the Scars is an amazing photographic campaign by Sophie Mayanne, a free-lance photographer who simply wants to give ordinary people a platform to embrace their bodies, their scars and the amazing stories that lie behind them.

Every one of the 300 people who have been included so far are all exceptional, unique and have their own special story to tell. They can be heart-wrenching, inspiring, brave, or a simple acceptance of who they are, but everyone will touch you personally.

The momentum so far has been incredible and I want to push this project to new heights, and I can’t do this without your help. I am basically a one-woman band, just me and my camera (my camera is on it's very last legs!)

I give my own personal time to this project freely, but unfortunately studios are not so accommodating!! Each booking costs a minimum of £200 a shoot (UK-based). So I am turning to fund-raising to allow this project to continue to flourish.

The project has had a personal impact on so many people across the globe and captured the hearts of people young and old, as well as an array of media.

My ultimate aim is to create a book. A beautiful finished piece that will be able to offer encouragement to men, women and children of all ages around the world.

All donations will be invested directly in to the project to support studio fees and new shoot dates in the UK and beyond. I have had requests to travel to Europe, US and more - so hope that this page can make that happen!

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  • Sophie Mayanne3 months ago
    Sophie Mayanne

    Sophie Mayanne

    3 months ago

    The campaign has also helped me create a website to display all the stories from the project - you can take a look here at the work so far!

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  • Sophie Mayanne3 months ago
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    Sophie Mayanne

    3 months ago

    Hi Everyone, Thank-you for all your support so far! We have more shoot dates scheduled for October, November and December - and in the New Year I will be looking at giving people who aren't able to travel, more opportunities to take part in the project. Sadly my camera isn't likely to last much longer - but I will keep on shooting as long as it works!

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  • Sophie Mayanne7 months ago
    Sophie Mayanne

    Sophie Mayanne

    7 months ago
    Update from the Page owner

    Hi Everyone! Thank-you for supporting - we've raised enough to cover the JUNE shoot date in London - THANK-YOU! Lets keep going to take the project into JULY and beyond!

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8 months ago

Sophie Mayanne started crowdfunding

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Page last updated on: 12/6/2018 10:41 AM



  • Lucy Carter

    Lucy Carter

    Dec 6, 2018




    Dec 4, 2018

    Thank you Sophie!


  • Chloe Constantine

    Chloe Constantine

    Nov 28, 2018

    Awesome campaign Sophie , 💗your work ! Xx


  • Anonymous


    Nov 28, 2018

    Keep up the good work! I've recently discovered your project, thank you for spreading the body positive message x


  • Sian Clemett-Davies

    Sian Clemett-Davies

    Nov 27, 2018

    Well done on such a fabulous project. You are such an inspiration and your images are so captivating. I hope to feature in your book of 1000 images and be involved in a photo shoot next year.


  • Anonymous


    Nov 27, 2018

    I love what you do, it’s so inspirational and kind x


  • Clare Hoppe

    Clare Hoppe

    Nov 12, 2018

    A beautiful project. Thanks so much Sophie xx


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Sophie Mayanne

Sophie Mayanne

The Cotswolds

Sophie Mayanne is a photographer based in The Cotswolds, UK.

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