Philadelphia has suffered the highest rate of homicide per capita among America’s largest cities for many years. In 2013, more than 80 percent of the people killed in our city were shot to death.
The Gun Crisis Reporting Project is designed to illuminate the epidemic of homicide by gunfire in Philadelphia — and to present solutions.
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For the past few weeks, South African photojournalist Nidaa Husain has been spending time with some of Philadelphia’s leading gun violence reduction groups, meeting survivors and those bereaved, and working together to share their stories in photographs. Husain, 24, of Johannesburg, is visiting on a fellowship from Temple University’s School of Media and Communication, and…