Gallery Captures Hemophilia Lives: Photographer Rankin Captures The Humanity in People with Hemophilia

“Portraits of Progress” is a project in partnership with CSL Behring that charted 60 years in the fight against hemophilia, and that showcases the genius of renown portrait photographer, John Rankin. Visit here for more info.

People with hemophilia can bleed spontaneously and uncontrollably following an operation or injury. Once known as “the royal disease” because it was pervasive among the royal families of England, Spain, Germany and Russia, this bleeding disorder is no longer considered a death sentence. In fact, scientific breakthroughs in treatment have dramatically improved survival: until the 1960s, life expectancy for those with severe hemophilia was 11 years; today, it’s about 75. A handful of inspirational stories of this tight-knit community of hemophilia survivors was featured in “Portraits of Progress,” a project in partnership with CSL Behring that charted 60 years in the fight against hemophilia, and that showcased the genius of renown portrait photographer, John Rankin.

“I was given this gift of taking pictures and telling stories,” said the British photographer whose portfolio includes The Rolling Stones, David Bowie, Madonna and Queen Elizabeth II.

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Source: The Communiqué – August 2022, LA Kelley Communications, Inc.