A photographic exhibit featuring cancer survivors by local artist Wendy Carlson is on display at New Milford Hospital through June 30.

The exhibit, “Selections from the 50 Women Project,” is supported by the Department of Economic and Community Development, Connecticut Office of the Arts.

The project originated in partnership with Sister Soldiers Foundation, a non-profit advocacy group dedicated to raising awareness about breast cancer issues.

The photographs spotlight 18 large three-scale environmental portraits of breast cancer survivors from northwestern Connecticut and beyond and are accompanied with personal narratives that illustrate poignantly and poetically how breast cancer has changed their lives in a meaningful and positive way.

“It’s a touching tribute that conveys a meaningful message to women about the importance of practicing early detection through monthly breast self-exams, annual clinical exams and yearly mammograms,” said Cindy Tyler, hospital cancer navigator.

For more information, call Susan Twombly, community outreach and integrative medicine coordinator at New Milford Hospital, at 860-210-5341

or e-mail susan.twombly@wchn.org.