Via Jezebel, I became aware of the LOVE ME photo essay by Maisie Crow. Combining issues of poverty, abuse and gender, LOVE ME tells the story of 17 year old August (not her real name) in Ohio. The images themselves are incredibly powerful, and are made even more so by the chilling commentary that shows the difficulty and brutality of August's life, even on the photos that, at first glance, seem simple and apparently peaceful:
All images are copyrighted by Maisie Crow. These captions are my own, based off of hers.
You can see all the images of the continuing photo project on Maisie's website.
Depression in Children
Women Bear the Brunt of Hunger
It's Not Sex When It's Rape
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