Photographer Opens Up About Sexual Assault Photo Series

Former Stanford University swimmer Brock Turner was released from jail September 2 after serving just three months of a six-month sentence for sexually assaulting an unconscious woman.

Many feel the judge in that case was way too lenient on Turner and that the brief punishment didn't match the severity of the crime.

Now one photographer is adding her own commentary by recreating real-life sexual assaults through powerful photos.

Yana Mazurkevich teamed up with Current Solutions for the project, which was recently shared on Facebook and has since gone viral.

"That's why, today, Current Solutions and Yana Mazurkevich are publishing a photo series in response to Turner’s early release, showing that sexual assault can happen to anyone, anywhere, anytime, without warning and without reason. Help us spread awareness and show support by liking, sharing, and joining the Current movement. Change hearts, minds, lives, statistics... one story at a time."

Each photo shared features a quote from a victim of sexual assault.

Check out some of the images for yourself below and visit the Current Solutions Facebook page to learn more about the project.


“I lost my virginity at a party when I was in middle school. He gave me a drink and I can’t really remember what happened after that. Just bits and pieces for the most part... but I couldn’t say no or push him off while he made me have sex with him. I woke up next to him and I was really sore but i couldn’t tell anyone what happened.”


“I was tattooed by a guy and while he was tattooing me, he kept inserting his fingers up my vagina. He said he had to keep his hand there to keep the skin taut for tattooing. The most ironic part is that the tattoo is the symbol for female; I wanted the tattoo as a sign of feminism and got sexually assaulted in the process.”



“You don’t know me, but you’ve been inside me, and that’s why we’re here today.” - Stanford assault survivor


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