|About the Book|
Women in Shadow and Light offers an intimate glimpse of forty women?ages nineteen to ninety-five?who found the courage to triumph over trauma. Photographs combine with text to portray the essence of each womans journey from the violence of sexual and physical abuse to transformation and healing. Jan Goff-LaFontaines original photography exhibit, Out of the Shadows, started in rural Door County, Wisconsin, but eventually led her to subjects across the nation as she sought to complete this book. Each woman helped create her own portrait as a personal symbol of healing, often focusing on one aspect of her body she felt was most affected in the healing process.