I took these portraits of people at Coventry Law Centre. The Centre manages access to justice for the forgotten, the vulnerable and the ignored.
One of the sitters sent me some words about her view on justice and they changed everything for me. I’d like to share those words with you.
“I don’t have a profound disability, I’m not a full time carer, I wasn’t abandoned, neglected or abused as a child, I didn’t spend my childhood in care, I’m not homeless.
I’ve never been tortured, and I’ve never risked my life to stay alive. Some amongst us have.
I work with people who have already endured, or endure on a daily basis, more than many of us will face in a lifetime.
Sometimes vulnerable and socially disenfranchised people are treated like they simply don’t matter. I believe they do; and that is why I’m a Community Care Lawyer.”