Your friends are fundraising. Don't miss out, opt in.



£2,825raised of £5,000 target by 49 supporters

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

What is crowdfunding?

Crowdfunding is a new type of fundraising where you can raise funds for your own personal cause, even if you're not a registered charity.

The page owner is responsible for the distribution of funds raised.


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, and my trusty little Pug (a very old Peugeot 206) both of which are clearly on their 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 my eyes set on a EU trip next!)

Share this story



  • Sophie Mayanne2 months ago
    Sophie Mayanne

    Sophie Mayanne

    2 months ago

    Hi Everyone! Thank-you for all the incredible support so far. We have now raised enough to cover both the July and August shoot dates, and I will now be researching adding European dates in 2019. (Ie : Paris, Berlin, Amsterdam, Milan to start off with) - the more we can raise, the more opportunities I can give people to share their stories across the world! Sophie x

    Share this update to help us raise more

  • Sophie Mayanne3 months ago
    Sophie Mayanne

    Sophie Mayanne

    3 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!

    Share this update to help us raise more

4 months ago

Sophie Mayanne started crowdfunding

Leave a message of support

Page last updated on: 8/15/2018 11:56 AM



  • Ana Mitea

    Ana Mitea

    Aug 15, 2018

    Look forward to seeing your book Sophie.Best of luck!!PS: People like you make this world a better placeAna


  • Anonymous


    Jul 20, 2018

  • Sean O'Brien

    Sean O'Brien

    Jul 14, 2018



  • Damian King

    Damian King

    Jun 29, 2018

    You are a awesome photographer and i look forward to seeing your work.


  • Francesca Alvarez

    Francesca Alvarez

    Jun 20, 2018

    I love this series and want it to continue to grow and thrive! I wish I could give you more <3


  • Francesca Ward

    Francesca Ward

    Jun 20, 2018

    So grateful to have been part of this fantastic project - sorry I’ve only just got round to sorting a donation. Good luck for your Europe shoots xx


  • Anonymous


    Jun 19, 2018

    Amazing project; glad to support you

Sophie Mayanne

Become a supporter

Help Sophie Mayanne raise more

About the fundraiser
Sophie Mayanne

Sophie Mayanne

The Cotswolds

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

Report this Page

* JustGiving crowdfunders pay a small fee for our service. Find out how much it is and what we do for it.