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What Are You Staring At?: Barbara's story

by Ouch Team

4th August 2003

A photo story of Barbara, who appeared on 'What Are You Staring At', a BBC Two documentary about facial disfigurement.

Barbara Alves, pictured before her abscess.

Barbara meets with surgeon Iain Hutchison,
prior to her operation.

Barbara before her surgery.

How Barbara looked immediately
following her surgery.

Artist Mark Gilbert
working on Barbara's portrait.

Barbara's portrait: the finished result.

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