Fight Like a Woman: A Documentary Photo Project on an American Female Boxer


All images by Erin Lefevre. Used with permission.

Imagine what the story of Rocky would have looked like if it were captured in stills, Stallone were replaced with a female, and it was in all black and white. No, we’re not talking about some awful remake–but instead an incredible photo story called “Fight Like a Woman.”

Behind the lens is photographer Erin Lefevre, a New Yorker who used to photograph boxers and who got the idea to shoot a documentary project around Casey Morton–a female boxer who hails from Hawaii.

Her photos show hardship in the gym and in her personal life and give us a glimpse into the world of those we otherwise gather to watch while we enjoy beers and cheese puffs.

We talked to Erin about the project and about documentary photography.

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