He Threw The Last Punch Too Hard by Hannah Kozak
HE THREW THE LAST PUNCH TOO HARD by Hannah Kozak was a finalist for the inagural 2019 FotoEvidence W Award.
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Photographs copyright © 2020 Hannah Kozak
Essay copyright © 2020 Hannah Kozak and Hope Edelman
Commentary © 2020 Aline Smithson
Photo Editor: Régina Monfort
Text Editor: David Stuart
Design: Melike Taşcıoğlu
Image Post Production: Eduardo Matas/Addretouch
Printed at Ofset Yapımevi in Istanbul
The book “He Threw The Last Punch Too Hard” by Los Angeles based photographer Hannah Kozak tells the story of her mother Rachel Zarco, a beautiful, passionate, vivacious, and fiery Guatemalan Sophia Loren- type brunette who left Hannah and the family after she fell in love with another man. The man turned out to be violent. He beat her so badly that she suffered permanent brain damage and had to be moved into an assisted living facility at the age of forty one, where she still lives today. Since 2009, Hannah has followed her difficult journey and this book is their story. A story that could inspire other women to leave an abusive relationship, before it’s too late.
“He Threw The Last Punch Too Hard” is printed in a limited edition of 700 copies. It measures 21 x 26 cm (8' x 10.5") and contains 51 black and white images and 30 archival photographs drawn from Zarco/Kozak family albums. The text includes a personal essay from Hannah Kozak and Hope Edelman and commentary by Aline Smithson.
Read an interview with Hannah here.
The book is available here and at Amazon..