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#UNLOAD’s Mary Himes and Miggs Burroughs with guest host, Charlie Grady, will engage in a series of conversations with five women who will shed light on the loaded question of whether firearms make women safer. We will talk with a former police captain, a photographer who documents victims of gun violence, a formerly incarcerated woman who has a successful re-entry story, an artist who reinterprets images of women from film noir movies, and an activist who creates jewelry from bullet casings. We’ll explore what drew these women into the world of firearms and get insights about the impact of guns on women.

Barbara Davidson

Barbara Davidson, a three-time Pulitzer Prize and Emmy Award-winning photographer/director and 2019-2020 Guggenheim Fellow recipient, uses an 8x10 camera to make full size portraits of survivors of gun violence in the United States. In her earlier work which focused on Los Angeles gang violence, Davidson turned her lens on those who were randomly caught in the crossfire.

Our look at Davidson’s powerful portraits will help us to see what we so often ignore: the unbearable toll of gun violence that is borne by so many women in particular across the country.

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