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Woman holding her lip

Date ca. 1988
Dimensions Image: 12 15/16 x 19 3/16 in. (32.9 x 48.7 cm)
Paper: 16 x 19 15/16 in. (40.6 x 50.6 cm)
Mount (with mat): 28 3/4 x 24 7/16 in. (73 x 62.1 cm)
Print medium Photo-Gelatin silver

Pam was assaulted by her husband, he punched her in the mouth, slammed spiked shoes against her head, ground burning cigarettes in her arms, and stabbed her in the hand as their two little daughters stood by helplessly. When the police took the report from the eldest daughter, they promised they would be safe because their father would be in jail for a long time. Two days later a judge released him, concerned that by staying in jail too long, he might lose his new job. Pam and her daughters were forced to go into the underground shelter system for safety.

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Gift of the Gang Family Fund, 2003

Feedback Accession No. 452.2003