When a person leaves a violent or controlling relationship they have often lost their identity. I Am is a visual narrative reclaiming the face or body. They ask us to confront their gaze, to pay attention to their trauma and survival, to note their resilience.
91% of domestic violence crimes that cause injuries are against women and 93% of perpetrators who abused women survivors are male. (figs. Women's Aid/SafeLives 2019). All of the people here have lived experience of intimate partner crime.Observer
The Story behind the project.
More media at end. Commissioned by SafeLives and SICK! Festival.
46 portraits...and the 7 people who had to withdraw for personal safety
...and those who are in hiding with witness protection who shared a story, but could not have a portrait taken.
- An article in the Observer
- A short clip available to watch on the Royal Family YouTube channel
- An article written for BBC news online
- An article in the Telegraph
- An article in the Independent
- An article in the Standard
- An article in Daily Mail
- An article in Vanity Fair
- An article in Woman & Home
- An article in People magazine
- Coverage by MSN
- Manchester Evening News-numerous articles including:
- An article in Manchester World
- An article in News and Star
- An article in Belfast Telegraph