Frozen Land Forgotten People: The Diné People of the Navajo Nation.
In 1966, Bureau of Indian Affairs Commissioner Robert L. Bennett outlawed development on 1.6 million acres of desert in northeastern Arizona that was claimed by both the Navajo nation and the Hopi tribe. When the freeze ended, many residents didn’t know where to begin.
Guggenheim Fellowship: SHOT IN AMERICA
Shot in America: The goal of my Guggenheim Fellowship, “Shot in America,” is to awaken the national consciousness to survivors of gun violence and create a deeper dialogue about the growing crisis in this country. Through my photographs, I aim to bring to life a cross section of people who make up the gun violence statistics. Many of us have become desensitized to gun violence because of its pervasiveness in daily headlines and entertainment. The stark reality is that on any given day in this country, an average of 96 people are killed while 246 are wounded. This works out to more than 100,000 victims of gun violence annually. Our country now has the highest incident of gun violence of any first world nation. But the political polarization around the second amendment has blocked action to deal with this growing threat to our schools and other public places. Mass shootings are now an everyday occurrence yet these staggering statistics have yet to bring about the passing of any sensible gun control laws.
Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Barbara Davidson collaborated with Volvo on a multi-million dollar campaign by inviting her to capture moments of life by using the XC60's safety technology as her camera. Dubbed XC60 Moments, the exhibition takes place at the intersection of art and technology. Shot and curated by Barbara Davidson, using the XC60’s advanced built-in City Safety camera, the exhibition gives a glimpse of life through the eyes of the new Volvo XC60. Moments is not only a novel approach to photography and storytelling. It’s the world’s first photo exhibition shot with a car. The exhibition premiered at London’s Canvas Studios on the 4th of July 2018.
Surgeon races to save a life in L.A.'s shooting season.
A trauma surgeon and the staff at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center struggle to save a youth with a bullet in his torso. While the trauma team assesses the youth's gunshot wound, Dr. Brant Putnam, 44, is racing down from the operating room, where he was performing surgery on another patient. L.A.'s shooting season has begun.
Caught in The Crossfire -Trailer
In Los Angeles County, each day brings peril for the innocent victims living in the crossfire of gang violence. No matter where the bullet finds them, no matter their race or economic status, the trajectory of their lives changes forever. Survivors never recover completely from their bullet wounds and families never get over their loved ones being murdered. They are communities facing lifelong health problems and psychological trauma. For those left behind - mamed victims, husbands, mothers, best friends of the dead - the aftermath is an ongoing nightmare. They spend years struggling against pain that is not only physical but also emotional. When the senseless violence makes the news, it is usually explained as young men killing each other over drugs. Often forgotten are the real victims, whose stories are rarely told, yet which illustrate the genuine human toll of gang violence. Five-year-old Josue Hercules' blood still stains the sidewalk where the stray bullet hit him. Rose Smith can't find the strength to tell her children she's never going to walk again. Shameka Harris wonders why the bullets couldn't have hit her instead of her young daughter. The struggle bends lives in different ways. Some dip into long periods of depression, battling to keep their relationships, their jobs and their hope afloat. Some become activists and work to change laws. Some lack the means to leave their dangerous neighborhoods and are trapped in view of the crime scene. These victims share a special kind of peril - and in the most dangerous parts of Los Angeles, this passes for the norm.