Defiant Portraits of Gun Violence Survivors

So far in 2017, there have been 14,490 gun-related violence incidents in the United States. Brooklyn-born photographer Kathy Shorr captures portraits of gun violence survivors (101 total, ages 8 to 80) — most of them photographed in the location where they were shot. These images are captured in the new book SHOT: 101 Survivors of Gun Violence in America, released by powerHouse Books on April 4. From the publishing company:

The increasing ubiquity of gun violence has become the norm across the world and particularly in the United States, where we have begun to hear horror after horror on a daily basis. So much so that it has started to produce a numbing effect, a helplessness that allows us to hear the news and say, “Here we go again,” and put it out of our mind. Gun violence is now something we expect to happen.

Shorr’s portraits are emotional, but show the survivors defiant in the face of the violence inflicted upon them. See a preview of SHOT in our gallery.