A photojournalist follows a mother’s rebuild after escaping domestic violence – Poynter


One of those photos stayed with Phelps. It shows a barefoot Stanley seated on the concrete hallway floor just outside the motel room, cellphone in her left hand, cigarette in her right. She appears to be deep in a conversation. The bruising under her left eye is black. A foot or two away is Nyx’s frame in the doorway. The little girl stares ahead.