Donna Ferrato - Photographs London Tuesday, November 23, 2021 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    Donated by the artist

  • Literature

    D. Ferrato, Living with the Enemy, New York: Aperture, 2000, pp. 32-33

  • Catalogue Essay

    A little finger points accusingly at a man being hauled away by law enforcement. Diamond was eight when he shouted at his father during the arrest for domestic abuse: ‘I hate you for hitting my mother.’ Part of the series Living with the Enemy by Donna Ferrato, this photograph has been acclaimed as one of the most important frames ever made, an image that transformed the way family violence is perceived within the American collective consciousness.

    Donna Ferrato (b.1949) is an internationally acclaimed photojournalist, known for her groundbreaking documentation of the hidden world of domestic violence. Her seminal book Living with the Enemy (Aperture, 1991) went into four printings and, alongside exhibitions and lectures across the globe, sparked a national discussion on sexual violence and women’s rights. In 2014, Ferrato launched the I Am Unbeatable campaign to expose, document and prevent domestic violence against women and children through the lived experience of real people. Ferrato’s work received numerous awards, notably the W. Eugene Smith Grant and the Robert F. Kennedy Award for Outstanding Coverage of the Plight of the Disadvantaged.



Diamond shouting at his father from Living with the Enemy

Gelatin silver print, printed later.
20.4 x 30.6 cm (8 x 12 in.)
Extensively annotated in ink on the recto; signed in pencil on the verso.

£2,000 - 3,000 

Sold for £2,268

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London Auction 23 November 2021