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SERIES

Age of innocence

2015 - 2019

Over nearly 4 years, I produced a series of portraits to document the emotional and sociological relationship between children and guns in the USA.

 

This exploration of gun culture involved capturing portraits of children and teenagers across different states, each posing with their firearms—some real, some toys. This difference reflects whether they come from gun enthusiast families or households without such inclinations.

 

During the photo sessions, I always asked a simple question to the children: "What do you like about guns?" Their response accompany their respective portrait, providing insight into their perspectives.

Some photographs from this series have been exhibited in galleries, photo festivals and museums, including La Bibliothèque Nationale de France in Paris, Les Rencontres Internationales de la Photographie in Arles, the National Portrait Gallery in London, The Musée de la Photographie in Lille, Fr., Contemporary Art Center in Dali, China, La Maison Caillebotte Museum in Yerres, France, The National Arts Club in New York and several other places.

George S. 16, Texas 2015 / National Portrait Gallery London

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