Roslyn Banish found her passion when she enrolled in a photography course at the Institute of Design in Chicago, where she received a Master’s degree in Photography. She combines photographic portraits with her subjects’ own words to document human issues. Published works include “Focus on Living: Portraits of Americans with HIV/AIDS,” (UMass Press), “City Families: Chicago and London,” (Pantheon), and several children’s books.
Her most recent book, “Focus on Abortion,” (Skyhorse Publishing) is comprised of 62 portraits and in-depth narratives of those who have experienced abortion. An exhibit selected from the book is currently traveling to community institutions around the country.