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Sophie Mayanne

Sophie Mayanne is crowdfunding



£3,315raised of £5,000 target by 74 supporters

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

The Cotswolds
14 days to go

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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 Mayanne6 months ago
    Sophie Mayanne

    Sophie Mayanne

    6 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 Mayanne6 months ago
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    Sophie Mayanne

    6 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 Mayanne11 months ago
    Sophie Mayanne

    Sophie Mayanne

    11 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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1 year ago

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  • Eliza Sapara-Grant

    Eliza Sapara-Grant

    Jan 14, 2019

    Thank you so much for all you are doing. Being photographed for your campaign gave me the boost I needed to embark upon a journey of simply being me and embracing authenticity, God Bless!

  • Magali Decleyre

    Magali Decleyre

    Jan 12, 2019

    I have a stoma myself, and feel empowered by seeing all your beautiful photo's. Keep doing what you are doing 🌈👌


  • Richard Rowe

    Richard Rowe

    Dec 30, 2018


  • Nicholas Lewis

    Nicholas Lewis

    Dec 26, 2018

    Our daughter, Freya, told us about your fantastic campaign and gave us £50 that she wanted us to donate on her behalf. Freya has her own battle with scars to deal with and so admires peoples courage.


  • Ray Perry

    Ray Perry

    Dec 17, 2018

    This is such an incredible project :) Thank you for everything Sophie! xoxo


  • Sarah Clark

    Sarah Clark

    Dec 16, 2018

    Thank you x


  • Anonymous


    Dec 16, 2018

    Thank you for bringing such an important project into the public eye! Excited to see where it leads xxx


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Sophie Mayanne

Sophie Mayanne

The Cotswolds

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

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