This summer, the Gun Crisis Reporting Project was honored with the opportunity to partner with the School of Media and Communication at Temple University, to bring photojournalist Nidaa Husain from her home in Johannesburg to work as our first visiting fellow.
Most of the images Husain presented during a reception at Temple are included in the slideshow above. In the coming days, we will feature each photograph with more information on the individuals pictured here.
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
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