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These Photos Show Gun Violence Survivors Are More Than Just Statistics

Some portraits were taken at the scene of the shootings.
Posted at 11:43 AM, Oct 19, 2017

These are survivors of gun violence.

In 2014 — the latest year of federal data available — firearms injured over 80,000 people in the U.S.

But survivors are so much more than statistics. And photographer Kathy Shorr wanted to show that with her project, SHOT.

She spent over two years documenting survivors of different races, ethnicities and ages.

Some people were photographed at the scene of the shootings, including locations we would probably consider safe, like churches or homes.

The portraits she took of the 101 survivors are in a book.

While gun violence is often talked about in political terms, Shorr did this project to start a dialogue, not a debate.