t h e c h a r i t i e swere three goddesses of grace, beauty, adornment, joy, mirth, festivity, dance, and song. they were attendants of the goddesses aphrodite and hera, conceived as the goddesses who gave festive joy and enhanced the enjoyments of life by refinement and gentleness. gracefulness and beauty in social intercourse are therefore attributed to them. they were sometimes depicted in classical art with crowns of myrtle.
“ I witnessed my friend Amber Heard go through the most devastating period of her life as her marriage ended last year. What I saw was not what the rest of the world saw. I simply could not fathom the level of vitriol and aggression that was aimed at her by paparazzi and online trolls—and how that almost broke her spirit. As a photographer there are times when I have to decide if it’s appropriate to invade a moment with my camera. This was one of those times. I shot this photograph in Amber’s apartment, where she was with the small group of women who’d been by her side during the chaos, just after she learned that her divorce had finally been settled. It was a moment of joy, relief, and sadness all in one. ”