Faces of Iowa

Photography projects
Every 98 Seconds
Location: Carroll, Iowa
Biography: Faces of Iowa is a series of photography projects by photographer Jacob Fiscus and journalist Rebecca McKinsey exploring topics such as library use, old age and sexual assault and featuring residents of western Iowa. All photographs are taken and... MORE
Public Story
Every 98 Seconds
Copyright Faces of Iowa 2023
Date of Work Feb 2018 - Apr 2018
Updated Apr 2018
Topics Abortion, Abuse, Activism, Black and White, Crime, Domestic Violence, Feminism, Gender, Human Rights, Me Too, Mental Illness, Parenting & Family, Photography, Portraiture, Rape, Violence, Womens Rights

(Read stories by hovering over each photo.)

Every 98 seconds, a person in the United States sexually assaults someone else.

They're not just in Hollywood, or politicians in Washington, D.C.

In rural Iowa, 13 people who have been assaulted or whose kids have been assaulted have shared their stories with us. Hover over each image to read them. Some names have been changed.

Viewers should be aware that these interviews address sexual assault, domestic violence, mental illness, suicide and abortion. The material includes graphic descriptions of assault and strong language and could be triggering to some survivors of abuse.

If you or someone you know has been sexually assaulted, resources are available, including:

— Centers Against Abuse and Sexual Assault, a Carroll-area organization: www.caasaonline.org, 712-792-6722.

— Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network: www.rainn.org, 1-800-656-4673.

— End Rape on Campus: www.endrapeoncampus.org, 424-777-3762.

Special thanks to:

—The survivors who shared their stories with us.

—Sponsor CJ Niles.

—Sasha Backhaus for graphic design.

—Deb Fiscus for providing food for the showings.

—Julie Gore with Centers Against Abuse and Sexual Assault.

—The Daily Times Herald.

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