We don’t find much joy to share at GunCrisis.org, but we paused on Tuesday to celebrate our latest accomplishment, while remembering the victims and survivors of gun violence Philadelphia.
The Gun Crisis Reporting Project has been honored to partner with the School of Media and Communication at Temple, which brought Nidaa Husain from her home in Johannesburg to work with us on a fellowship this summer.
Husain’s work takes viewers close to the bereaved, to examine the wide spectrum and long tail of the gun violence. Mothers in Charge, Philadelphia’s leading program for families affected by gun violence, invited Husain to sit in their grief support meetings.
Husain followed Philadelphia Ceasefire, a public health intervention program that interrupts retaliatory violence and the generational transmission of learned violent behavior. And she attend a vigil with members of the Charles Foundation and Heeding God’s Call.
Husain is a 2012 graduate of the Market Photo Workshop, a photography training school in Johannesburg, South Africa. Husain’s fellowship was funded by the School of Media and Communication and the South Africa Study Away program.
- Listen to an interview with Husain and view some of her work at WHYY’s newsworks.org: South African photographer captures emotional toll of Philly gun violence
- Read more at smc.temple.edu: Fellowship allows S. African photographer to examine gun violence
- And come back soon to view Husain’s complete report.
Slideshow: Joseph Kaczmarek photographed the presentation for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project[slideshow_deploy id=’12483′]
In the photos above: Gun Crisis Editor Jim MacMillan, in blue coat, Tom Jacobson, Dean of the School of Media and Communication, tan coat, and Nidaa’s host, documentary photographer Harvey Finkle, blue shirt, were in attendance.
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