New cover: Parkland survivor Anthony Borges, photographed by Michael Avedon.
— NYMag Communications (@nymagPR) October 29, 2018
Courtesy of New York Magazine:
On the cover of New York Magazine’s October 29–November 11, 2018, issue is a portfolio by photographer Michael Avedon, who traveled the country (from Parkland to Columbine) taking photos of half a century of school-shooting victims. With interviews conducted by Jared Soule and Amelia Schonbek, the piece is 25 survivors in their own words.
Of working on the portfolio, Avedon says the project was the most harrowing, humbling experience of his life. “What these people have suffered is unimaginable, but their bravery, dignity, and optimism have given me faith in humanity,” he says. “School shootings are an epidemic in this country, and until the United States changes its gun laws, they will continue. This is not just a problem for our country; it is a crisis for humanity.”
If a picture is worth a thousand words this one might be worth two thousand.
I once saw the body of a child who had been killed by a shotgun blast.
That is the kind of image which turns you into a lifelong supporter of stricter gun control legislation.
Hopefully, this image will inspire others in a similar fashion.