Pammy is one of the women with alopecia who posed without a wig for photographer Christoph Soeder. His "Unfading" series gave them confidence, he said: "It really emphasizes people's individuality. It just increases their uniqueness."
Emily S. is a student studying in York, England. More than 147 million people worldwide have or will develop alopecia areata, according to the National Alopecia Areata Foundation. For some, hair falls out in clumps, then grows back, only to fall out again. Others lose hair from their head, eyelashes and eyebrows.
Emily P. works as a nurse at a hospital in Swindon, England. She told Soeder that her work in intensive care helped her accept her condition and put it into context, he said.