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£3,005raised of £5,000 target by 56 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 Mayanne1 month ago
    Sophie Mayanne

    Sophie Mayanne

    1 month 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 Mayanne1 month ago
    Sophie Mayanne

    Sophie Mayanne

    1 month 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 Mayanne6 months ago
    Sophie Mayanne

    Sophie Mayanne

    6 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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6 months ago

Sophie Mayanne started crowdfunding

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Page last updated on: 10/17/2018 6:51 AM



  • Leonie


    Oct 17, 2018

    Thank you xx


  • Andrew & Donna Self

    Andrew & Donna Self

    Oct 11, 2018

    Thank you Sophie for the shoot on Saturday - Andrew loved it and a brilliant cause - the photos are wonderful!Xxx


  • Sally


    Oct 8, 2018

    Good luck - xx


  • Chiara


    Oct 7, 2018

    Thank you so much Sophie,was amazing experience ❤️


  • Laura Bazile

    Laura Bazile

    Oct 6, 2018

    Thanks Sophie for your great work!


  • Machou3


    Sep 24, 2018

    I love your project and all your photos! You are amazing!


  • Anonymous


    Sep 24, 2018


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Sophie Mayanne

Sophie Mayanne

The Cotswolds

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

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