Donna Ferrato - Living with the Enemy

For over twenty years, Donna Ferrato has been documenting the effects of domestic violence on abused women and their children. Photographing in emergency rooms and shelters, courtrooms and activist rallies, batterers' groups and women's detention centers, Ferrato aims to expose "the dark side of family life." Collected in the exhibition and publication "Living with the Enemy" (Aperture, 1991), these groundbreaking pictures are paired with texts by the photographer drawn from her conversations with the victims and perpetrators of abuse. In addition to a selection of prints from "Living with the Enemy," ICP also maintains an extensive archive of Ferrato's own research materials related to domestic violence as well as to the genesis of this ambitious and ongoing photographic project.
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