Where the Bullets Go

Since 2013, Kathy Shorr has been traveling the U.S. photographing survivors of gun violence. Some of them were injured in mass shootings, others by their spouses, and still others by accident. But Shorr wanted to share more than images, she also wanted to share their stories. That's why subjects were asked to describe how they were wounded—and photographed in the place they were shot. “Most of these locations are banal and 'normal' places we all visit: shopping centers, places of entertainment, church, neighborhood streets, movie theaters, etc.” Shorr said.  “Gun violence is now something that most of us have a connection to.” She added that she doesn’t want her work to be divisive, saying that many of the survivors portrayed are gun owners. SHOT is more of a catalog of scars, both emotional and physical. “I hope to get people to start talking about what we have in common,” she said.

Read more
Hints: View this page full screen. Skip to the next and previous photo by typing j/k or ←/→.

Ads are being blocked

For us to continue writing great stories, we need to display ads.

Un-block Learn more
Back

Whitelist

Please select the extension that is blocking ads.

Back

Please follow the steps below

Most Recent

  • U.S. Navy / Maj. R.V. Spencer, UAF

    Remembering the Korean War

    Sixty-three years ago today, on July 27, 1953, the Korean Armistice Agreement was signed, ceasing hostilities between North Korea and South Korea.

  • Noah Berger / AP

    Flying Around the World in a Solar Powered Plane

    Pilots Bertrand Piccard and Andre Borschberg successfully landed the Solar Impulse 2 aircraft in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday, after flying around the world using only the power of the Sun.

  • David McNew / Getty

    The Terrible Beauty of Californian Wildfires, as Seen by David McNew

    Getty photographer David McNew has been covering Californian wildfires for more than a decade, and has an eye for finding the visual beauty amid the horrible destruction.

  • Aris Messinis / AFP / Getty

    Photos of the Week 7/16 - 7/22

    Unrest in Turkey, a Santa Claus competition in Denmark, virtual reality in Israel, kite running in Rio, and much more.

Join the Discussion