Living Without the Enemy
Role: Editor, Living Without the Enemy video
Today DAA, Inc. is internationally recognized as the visual resource and communication center on domestic violence. The photographs have been used to raise awareness by schools and universities, galleries, shelters, courts, prisons, medical associations, politicians, and teachers. They have also been seen on television programs, billboards, posters, film documentaries, newspapers and magazines internationally.
About Domestic Abuse Awareness Inc. (DAA, Inc.): Donna Ferrato’s photographs bring us to the homes of battered women, to emergency rooms, shelters, courtrooms, activist rallies, batterers’ groups and women’s detention centers. Collected in her exhibition and publication LIVING WITH THE ENEMY (Aperture, 1991), these groundbreaking pictures are paired with texts by Ferrato drawn from her conversations with the victims and perpetrators of abuse. To cope with the demand and be true to her commitment to expose the horrors of domestic violence through photography, she formed a non-profit organization, Domestic Abuse Awareness, Inc. (DAA, Inc.). With her images, Ferrato’s mission has been to expose and eradicate violence through awareness, education, and action.