#SilenceHidesViolence: Woman ‘beaten by boyfriend’ shows powerful pictures of her injuries/ Metro.co.uk
A creative project by a professional photographer that is raising awareness about Domestic Violence in a very powerful way;
Earlier this week Brooke Beaton called the police to report she’d been assaulted by her boyfriend.
Before her bruises had time to fade, she used them to make her alleged abuser live up to his actions.
Ms Beaton, from South Dakota, enlisted the help of her photographer friend Tiffany Thoelke to create powerful pictures, which put her injuries on full display.
Some of the images show the 27-year-old crying, but she remains defiant and unbroken.
Ms Thoelke, owner of T.S.T Photography, told Metro.co.uk: ‘I hope we can continue to help the thousands if not millions affected by this [domestic violence] every day.
‘We never expected this, it’s a bit overwhelming,’ she added about the reaction to the photographs.
‘It opened a conversation that could go on forever.
‘Where it goes from here, I’m not sure. It’s only been a couple days, but it’s hitting powerful, powerful people that I’m hoping will use this as their platform.’
To read more and to view these powerful images visit the link ( below)