Pine boxes arrive at a funeral home in North Philadelphia on Sept. 27, 2012. According to the funeral director, they hold four or have funerals related to violence each month. The mural in the background is dedicated to 406 victims in 2006 alone, 317 of which were gun-related.
Photojournalist and educator Peter Tobia, formerly of the Philadelphia Inquirer, recently shared this photograph and information on the National Press Photographers Association’s Facebook page, and we are reposting with his permission. petertobiaphotographer.com