SHOT: 101 Survivors of Gun Violence in America by Kathy Shorr is scheduled to release next month from powerHouse Books.

SHOT is about people who have been victim's of gun violence and survived the experience. It portrays 101 survivors, aged 8 to 80, from all races and many ethnicities. They are the representatives of “survivorhood.”  The majority of portraits are taken at the location of the shootings: shopping centres, places of entertainment, church, neighbourhood streets, the gym, cinemas. This book allows us to explore a dialogue about gun violence and how we are all vulnerable. Author Kathy Shorr’s work crosses the borders of documentary, portraiture, and street photography. She received her undergraduate degree in photography from The School of Visual Arts and has an Masters in Education, earned while working as a New York City Teaching Fellow in public schools in crisis. Her work has been shown in galleries in New York City, Houston, and Los Angeles and was featured at the celebrated Visa pour l’Image in Perpignan, France. Shorr lives and works in New York City. 

Join Shorr for a book discussion and signing on April 13th from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Powerhouse Archway in Brooklyn, more details here.

- Iqvinder Singh