Award-Winning Photo Journalist Ferrato to Present

Article Posted -- April 13, 2018

Photo Journalist, Donna Ferrato holding her camera near a poster of "War is Over!"Award-winning photo journalist, Donna Ferrato, will be presenting her works on the global problem of domestic violence at Sussex County Community College on Wednesday, April 25 from 11 a.m. to noon.

This free event, open to the public, will be held in the SCCC campus’ Student Center Theater. The College is located at One College Hill Road in Newton.

In addition to displaying her year-long works on this subject, Ferrato will also be available for questions. April is Domestic Violence Awareness month.

Ferrato is one of the most respected photo journalists in the United States. A documentary photographer from Lorain, Ohio, Ferrato has published four books including “Living with the Enemy” and “Love & Lust”; as well as participating in over 500 one-woman shows internationally. Ferrato has received awards such as the W. Eugene Smith Grant (1986) and the Robert F. Kennedy Award for Humanistic Photography (1987). In 2016, TIME magazine announced her photograph of a woman being hit by her husband as one of the “100 Most Influential Photographs of All Time.”

Currently, Ferrato is documenting her rapidly-changing New York neighborhood of Tribeca for a new book, and leads international experimental photography workshops. She also has a traveling retrospective, first exhibited in Italy at Cortona On The Move 2017 festival, called “American Woman: 40 Years,” which brings all of Ferrato’s lifelong projects—domestic violence, sex, Tribeca, assignment work, and family life—together for the first time.

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