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SHOT is a book of 101 shooting survivors from across the USA of all races, many ethnicities, ages 8-80 from high/low profile shootings.
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Marlys   Canoga Park, California
Marlys Canoga Park, California

SHOT is now complete and powerHouse Books will be publishing the book in Spring 2017. Most photography books today require the photographer to contribute funding to publish and distribute the book. That is why I am turning to the Kickstarter audience to help me finish the project.  

I began SHOT in the fall of 2013 and completed it in December 2015.  For almost 2 1/2 years, I traveled 100,000 miles around the USA, photographing survivors of shootings. SHOT includes all races, many ethnicities, ages 8-80, from high and low profile shootings.  When possible, survivors were photographed where they were shot. The project is not meant to be divisive. Many gun owners, including an NRA member are participants in SHOT.  All Americans are affected by gun violence and SHOT demonstrates this with a vast mosaic of people included in the 101 survivors.

Max Kozloff, esteemed photography and art critic, has written the Foreword.  Dr. Tanya Zakrison, surgeon at Jackson Memorial Hospital (Miami) Emergency Room, has written the Afterword. (I felt that it was extremely important to have the voice of a doctor on the front lines of this national health emergency heard). Charles Traub, photographer and insightful photography authority, has sequenced the images.  Nikolai Shorr, award winning art director, has designed the book.  The SHOT book looks amazing!!!

I have used my personal savings to fund the project and hope that you will help me finish it. SHOT has received  a good deal of publicity both here and in other countries. Stern Crime (Germany) features a story in their current issue. PhotoDot (Korea) too has a story with the project featured. NowThis Media released a short video on facebook about the project on August 11th, that now has 19K likes!  SHOT will be in two shows in September; one at the Houston Center for Photography and the other at The Loft in Los Angeles. Please see all the many stories about SHOT on the SHOT website Press page,  www.shotproject.org.  I believe the momentum for the project will continue.

Please help become part of the endeavor to bring a voice to the remarkable and brave survivors of gun violence in America.  Statistics do not have a voice. Thank you!

Chloe, Kansas City Missouri
Chloe, Kansas City Missouri

 

Chris     Newark, Delaware
Chris Newark, Delaware

 

Scott    Salt Lake City, Utah
Scott Salt Lake City, Utah

 

Mariam   Napierville, Illinois
Mariam Napierville, Illinois

 

Sara      Kenner, Louisiana
Sara Kenner, Louisiana

 

Greg        Augusta, Georgia
Greg Augusta, Georgia

 

Janine      Long Island, New York
Janine Long Island, New York

 

Isiah     Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Isiah Milwaukee, Wisconsin

 

Courtney    Seattle, Washington
Courtney Seattle, Washington

 

Ondelee     Chicago, Illinois
Ondelee Chicago, Illinois

 

 

Risks and challenges

The photographing of survivors is complete. We have a well established and respectable publisher, powerHouse Books committed to the publication and distribution of the book.

Any funds that are raised over the amount requested will enable us to pay for the complementary books for all of the 101 survivors. We will also be able to increase the number of books to be made. An interactive website in which other shooting survivors will be able to send in their own photos to become part of an on-line community/network is also planned and additional funds will enable us to set this up.

**For larger donations from those who seek a tax deduction, please go to the Fractured Atlas link: https://www.fracturedatlas.org/site/fiscal/profile…

Last year, I attempted a kickstarter to fund my travel expenses (paid for with my savings) I did not reach my goal. I believe that with the book contract with powerHouse now signed and with the many rewards offered this time around, I am confident we will prevail. Thank you for your support!

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    Signed copy of book, book acknowledgement and 8x10 print from the project.

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    One hour photo consultation/portfolio review via skype, book acknowledgment and signed book.

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    One hour portrait session with two prints, book acknowledgement and one signed book

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    Lecture and presentation at your organization on the making of SHOT, book acknowledgement and one signed book

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