PHOTOVILLE 2016: "America, Point Blank"

I am thrilled to have work in this year's Photoville as part of an exhibition, "America, Point Blank”, curated by Stephanie Heimann, Sabine Meyer, and Dustin Drankoski of FOVEA EXHIBITIONS.

PHOTOVILLE photography festival, New York City: September 21st – September 25th, 2016

America, Point Blank.
(of a shot, bullet, or other missile) fired from very close to its target.
“the weapon was accurate beyond point-blank range”
(of a statement or question) blunt and direct; without explanation or qualification.
“a point-blank refusal to discuss the issue”

The summer of 2016 has created a turning point in the conversation about guns in America. Discussions about responsible gun ownership have devolved into political rhetoric. From Donald Trump’s implications about “Second Amendment people” to “I just don’t want you to be shot by someone who shouldn’t have a gun in the first place,” the violence has dramatically escalated. Civilians and police alike have become victims as bystanders, as targets. The questions remain: How did we get here? How do Americans stop the bloodbath?