Anna Rathkopf felt the lump on her 37th birthday. Nearly ten days later, she received a breast cancer diagnosis.
She underwent surgery, chemotherapy, radiation, and takes a daily pill for ten years to slow her body’s estrogen production.
She has documented her journey through the “HER2: An intimate breast cancer experience” photography project to help process the experience and to raise awareness of the specific challenges younger people face from cancer diagnosis through treatment.
Anna is a mother, wife, and photographer. She is half of “RATHKOPF” a husband and wife photography team (with her husband Jordan) specializing in brand narrative and reportage for client campaigns. We focus on community and environment, documenting the moments when connections are made.
Anna was raised in Prague, in the shadows of historic architecture and world-class museums. She learned about composition, the use of light, and how to capture rare moments from her uncle, a renowned Eastern European photographer.
About This Episode
Intro and outro music is City Sunshine by Kevin MacLeod. Ad music is Trusted Advertising by David Renda licensed from Fesliyan Studios Inc.