America, Point Blank.

Photojournalists, documentary and art photographers examine the current state of America’s gun culture and its affects on its citizens.

Featuring: Matt Borowick, Justin Cook, An-Sofie Kesteleyn, Andrew Lichtenstein, Joshua Lott, Peter Andrew Lusztyk, Sabine Pearlman, Ruddy Roye, Wil Sands, Kathy Shorr

Presented by

Fovea Exhibitions

Curated by

Stephanie Heimann, Sabine Meyer, Dustin Drankoski

 

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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?

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Over the past nine years, Fovea Exhibitions has produced 40 topical photography exhibits on social issues and world events with related educational programming. Fovea is a nonprofit organization, founded by photo editors and run by volunteers. Its mission is to educate through photojournalism. Follow us on Facebook at @FoveaExhibitions.