An Autobiography of Miss Wish is a story of a survivor of sex trafficking and child pornography and her struggle to survive and find physical and emotional safety, to assert herself as an artist and narrator, and to craft a life while living in a state of flashbacks, trauma and addiction.
Photographed over twenty-five years in London and New York City, the story is told through multiple narrative elements including the protagonist’s vast personal archive which was safeguarded by the photographer who assumed the role of friend and advocate.
The resulting book weaves together this archive of extraordinary drawings depicting memories of crime scenes and abuse, along with medical reports, diary entries, identity paper, ephemera, and letters to the photographer.
The New York Times
L'oeil de la photographie
PDN Notable Photo Books of 2017
Women Photograph Books of 2017
Mother Jones Photo Books of 2017
Tisch School of the Arts at New York University, "Re-imagining a Safe Space," New York City, USA
Centro Internatzionale di Fotografia, "Women Photograph Women," Palermo, Italy
Maribor Art Gallery, "Vigilance, Struggle and Pride: Through Her Eyes" Maribor, Slovenia