From The Publisher: Jan. 18, 1993

WHEN WE SET OUT TO ILLUSTRATE A PIECE ON DOMESTIC violence, our picture editors immediately turned to photographer Donna Ferrato. For the past decade, she has focused her energy and camera on the intimate brutalities that shatter the lives of so many American women and children. Says senior editor Nancy Gibbs, who wrote this week's cover story: "It may be that her wrenching photographs have done more to raise awareness than any legal or political debate ever could."

It's no surprise that Ferrato ended up combining camera and caring. She grew up in Lorain, Ohio, the daughter of a surgical-nurse mother...

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