The art of disappearing in a room

Sara Naomi Lewkowicz’ first internship, as an aspiring photojournalist fresh out of college in 2007, was at Inside Lacrosse magazine in Baltimore. When the internship ended, Lewkowicz stayed in Charm City, working as a nanny, waiting tables, and freela

The photos compel viewers to wonder what they would have done in her place. For those who have never encountered such violence in real life, it’s unnerving. “If you don’t have a writer scripting it, violence is not orderly,” says Sara Naomi Lewkowicz. “Sometimes there isn’t a great solution.”