A BOXER RISES
In 2014, Susan Hartman and Vincent Cianni, a documentary photographer and author of We Skate Hardcore, collaborated on a story for the New York Times about Heather Hardy, a professional boxer. Heather had been through a lot: A painful divorce. An apartment fire. Her parents’ house, where she lived, was destroyed by Hurricane Sandy.
But after years of struggle, Ms. Hardy was a rising force in professional boxing—and a source of pride in Gerritsen Beach, the tightknit Brooklyn neighborhood where her family’s roots stretch back six generations.