“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.”
Photographer as Witness: A Portrait of Domestic Violence | LightBox | TIME.com
The Violence Against Women Act, which provides funding to help victims of domestic violence, is now up for re-authorization. Photographer Sara Naomi Lewkowicz’s photographs document one such violent incident — the kind that’s often kept private behind closed doors.