About A Photograph - Sara Naomi Lewkowicz

"I had been photographing a couple, Shane and Maggie, since September. I had originally intended the story to focus on the difficulties felons face once being released from incarceration. My intention was to paint a portrait of the catch-22 many individuals find themselves in upon release, the metaphorical prison of a stigma they can never seem to escape. The story changed dramatically when one night, Shane and Maggie got into a fight. Shane began to physically abuse Maggie, slamming her up against walls and choking her in front of her two-year-old daughter, Memphis. He had possession of our cellular phones, so I reached into his pocket and steal my phone back when he was distracted. I handed my phone to another adult who was in the house,and instructed them to call the police. I then continued to document the abuse." -- Sara Naomi Lewkowicz

Photograph © Sara Naomi Lewkowicz

See the series of images on Sara's website - bit.ly/1dLIwhR

Follow Sara on Twitter : twitter.com/saranaomiphoto

With thanks to Sara Naomi Lewkowicz and Triple Scoop Music. triplescoopmusic.com/
Produced by Kurt Rogers and Deanne Fitzmaurice.

Sponsored by thinkTankPhoto.com

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