Simon Wiffen

47 / A Life With Cystic Fibrosis press kit

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47 / A Life With Cystic Fibrosis: New photography book explores the reality of living with cystic fibrosis.

Cystic fibrosis (CF) affects more than 10,400 people in the UK, but the daily challenges faced by those with the condition remain relatively unknown. 47 / A Life With Cystic Fibrosis is a new photography book which aims to change that.

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Cystic Fibrosis Trust Response

“Simon’s intimate portraits give a unique insight into the lives of some of the 10,400 people in the UK living with cystic fibrosis (CF). This book beautifully captures multiple voices and reveals the reality of living with a condition that shortens life. Although there is no cure for CF, advances in research are helping people to live longer. However, as these stories attest, CF remains a daily challenge.”

– Anne Shinkwin, Director of Fundraising at The Cystic Fibrosis Trust.

Review copies

If you’d like a copy of the book to review please call Simon Wiffen on 07990 596293 or email

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Images of the book

Sample portraits

Kickstarter campaign

This book was published following a hugely successful Kickstarter campaign in August 2018 that smashed it’s target in just 8 hours. You can view the Kickstarter campaign at

Author bio

Simon Wiffen is a Leeds-based photographer, husband, record collector and a dad of three. His youngest, Ellis, is 2 and was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis at 3 weeks old.

Purchasing the book

The book is available to purchase directly from the author at with £5 from every book sale going directly to the Cystic Fibrosis Trust.

Contact details

You can contact Simon Wiffen on:

Telephone: 07990 596293

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