Wonderful to be invited to photograph Hallie Rubenhold after she won the Baillie Gifford prize for non-fiction for The Five The Untold Lives of Women Killed by Jack the Ripper, challenging the assumption that all his victims were sex workers.
Such a pleasure to meet Hallie and spend time with her walking around Brick Lane, I love the way she dismantles history which is often told by men, diminishing women’s roles in the stories they play a part in.
“These were ordinary people, like you and I, who happened to fall upon hard times. There’s so much in their stories that we can take away that tells us about how we live today: everything from homelessness to addiction to domestic violence. And people become victims because society doesn’t care about them.”