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When professor and Pulitzer-prize winner JOHN KAPLAN was diagnosed with cancer, he went on the offensive -- with chemotherapy and with his camera, photographing the highs and lows of his difficult journey. In this self-portrait by Kaplan using an infrared remote control, he reveals his non-Hodgkins lymphoma battle to his University of Florida international journalism students. Despite six months of chemotherapy treatments, he never missed a class. Now he is in full remission and promoting his documentary feature film, "Not As I Pictured," a combination of poignant self-portraits and video narrated by Kaplan. For more information on the film, visit http://www.facebook.com/NotAsIPictured -- there you will find a preview of the movie, which includes this image, also a recent winner in the International Moments of Intimacy, Laughter and Kinship (MILK) Competition. (There were 30,500 photos entered from 112 nations.) Festivals are not Kaplan's most important goal, he says. With support from a leading cancer education organization, he plans to give away thousands of free DVD copies to patients and those who love them -- visit http://www.notasipictured.org/content/free-film-copy-personal-use for more info. Kaplan's tshirt reads: "Love kills Cancer."  .CONTACT Carla Hotvedt at SILVER IMAGE® Photo Agency and Weddings 352.373-5771 or carla@silverimagephotoagency.com....
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