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Photographer as Witness: A Portrait of Domestic Violence – by Sara Naomi Lewkowicz

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During my time as a freelance photojournalist and as a Master’s candidate at Ohio University, one of the biggest challenges of my career came in November of 2012, while working on a project about the stigma associated with being an ex-convict. Suddenly, an incident of domestic violence unexpectedly became my business.

 

Benilda Pacheco Beretta‘s insight:

This is a very difficult call to make.  As imagemakers do we close a blind eye and continue to capture the moment, no matter how dangerous it can be for the people involved or yourself?  Are you doing it for the right reasons?  What happens to the victims once your photo essay goes viral and you become a success?  Difficult questions, but I don’t have the answers.  

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Written by Benilda Pacheco Beretta

February 28, 2013 at 7:19 am

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