For her photography assignment, Katherine Cambareri asked students if she could photograph what they were wearing when they were sexually assaulted.
“Over the summer I read Missoula written by Jon Krakauer, which really got me heated about how unfairly sexual assault cases are handled,” the artist explained to The Huffington Post. “This book really opened my eyes to victim blaming and the questions victims are asked, such as if they were drinking and what they were wearing at the time the assault occurred.”
“Questions like this are asked to protect the perpetrator rather than the victim,” she continued. “I find it asinine that survivors are sometimes blamed before they even have the chance to tell their stories.