In 2010 the bodies of four women were discovered on the Ocean Parkway in Long Island, New York. All the women worked as escorts and all the cases remain unsolved. Since then more than 10 bodies have been discovered and are all suspected to have been murdered by the same serial killer. This project, inspired by the written work of Robert Kolker’s Lost Girls, documents the spaces where their bodies were found, places they were last seen and other significant locations in the timeline of these murders. It attempts to give a voice to a marginalised part of society to allow them to be remembered for the women that they were and not for the work that they did. These spaces are now Hallowed Ground.
This project was a finalist for Julia Margaret Cameron Award 2015 and runner up for the Joy of Giving Something Award 2015.
Laura Grace McClintock is an Australian freelance photographer and editor currently based in New York. She prides herself in having worked in all aspects of the photographic industry. She has worked as a professional photographer since 2008, shooting predominantly colour film. She has also edited for a major fashion magazine and is now an editorial agent with Redux Pictures as well as freelance photographer.
She holds a BFA in Photography and a BA in Theatre and Performance from the College of Fine Art, UNSW, Australia. She is a 2014 graduate of the Photojournalism and Documentary program at The International Center of Photography, NY.