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

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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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