These Photos of Sexual Assault Survivors Go Beyond the Stock Image Cliches

These Photos of Sexual Assault Survivors Go Beyond the Stock Image Cliches

Frances Morton

photos by Megan Bowers-Vette

Published in VICE

15 June 2017

New Zealand photographer Megan Bowers-Vette is tackling shame and creating a community with the Us Project.

 Megan Bowers-Vette:  Georgia

Megan Bowers-Vette: Georgia

When Megan Bowers-Vette set out to photograph 50 sexual assault survivors in New Zealand and Australia she expected tears, or at least some anger. Instead, what she got over and over were stories of strength and resilience.

"There have been hardly any tears," Megan told VICE. "What I've been blown away with is how much they've sacrificed from their life so that they can still provide love for their children, and still have loving relationships with other people, and also love for the people who are around the offender."

Read the full article on VICE.

Read the PhotoForum review of the Us project.

Visit to the Us Project website.