By leaving her husband, Mary empowered her four daughters to never tolerate abuse. St. Paul, Minnesota, 1985


Artist
Donna Ferrato (American, b. 1949)
Date
1985
Medium
Gelatin silver print
Dimensions
Image : 13 1/4 x 20 in. (33.66 x 50.8 cm)
Sheet : 20 x 24 in. (50.8 x 60.96 cm)
Credit Line
Gift of Scott Tannen
Object Number
2019.91.6

Label
Documentary photographer Donna Ferrato has earned an international reputation for her decades-long effort to highlight the problem of domestic violence. This photograph was taken as part of a project Ferrato undertook in the 1980s to document the lives of women who survived and escaped abusive relationships. The narrative title identifies the survivor and briefly encapsulates her story. The photograph was published in Ferrato's 1991 book Living with the Enemy. 

Object Type
Photograph