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September 2021

American Epidemic: Guns in the United States

September 10, 2021 - February 20, 2022
Museum of Contemporary Photography, 600 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60605
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In American Epidemic: Guns in the United States, ten artists examine the role guns play in structural violence, poverty, systemic racism, and an increasingly militarized police force. Using the photographic medium, these artists provide a nuanced exploration of the way in which guns are yielded in this country, including the politicization of trauma, public mourning (and the rote political refrain of “thoughts and prayers” in response to gun violence), and a host of other issues laid bare by this uniquely American plight.…

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