Beloit Domestic Violence Photography Project
The purpose of this project is to bring awareness to the problem of domestic violence in Beloit, Wisconsin. Often times, people are willing to say that domestic violence occurs, but are not comfortable enough to acknowledge that it is happening in their community, neighborhood, or right next door. Many people think the everyday life of someone experiencing domestic violence is vastly different from theirs, but the truth is, it isn’t.
I partnered with the Beloit Domestic Violence Survivors Center to photograph items from families who have experienced abuse. Some of the items are personal items from families who have been helped by the shelter and others are items provided by BDVSC to all program participants. I also photographed the shelter itself and a binder full of handprints from children describing what their hands should be used for.
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