In collaboration with the Faith, Justice, and Arts initiative of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church and Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, a series of exhibitions and events about the impact of gun violence are taking place across Indianapolis. The goal is to not only share the experiences of gun violence survivors and the family members of victims but also highlight the experiences of those who are not typically considered part of the gun violence narrative - i.e., members of the clergy, those involved in the criminal justice system, etc - as they have their own unique story to tell.
Joe Quint is a documentary photographer who has been traveling the country for the past five years to tell a diverse story about the impact of gun violence on injured survivors, family members of victims, and the witnesses who - while not physically injured - bear the same emotional and psychological scars as those that were paralyzed or disabled. Joe hopes that by shining an honest, respectful light on these stories of grief, trauma, and strength - and by allowing viewers to perhaps find a common thread to the story of their own family - people will become inspired to move from a place of inaction to one of action.
The work has been shown in various cities across the country including New York, San Francisco, New Orleans, Iowa City, Hartford and more, and has been published in various news outlets including NBC, The Guardian, Huffington Post, and PBS News Hour.
Joe lives in Brooklyn, NY with his wife and boy/girl twins. There may be a dog in the future.
Stories of Gun Violence from Across America: Indianapolis is made possible by the Faith, Justice & the Arts initiative of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, which uses diverse artistic collaborations to awaken inspire and empower communities to strive for justice and peace among all people. To learn more, or to make a donation, please visit their website.
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
Moms Demand Action
The Rev. John Denson
Noblesville City Hall
Indianapolis Central Library
Martin Luther King Community Center
Circle City Industrial Complex
Arts Council of Indianapolis
John Boner Neighborhood Centers
The Julian Center
Roots of Life Lutheran Community
St. Luke’s United Methodist Church
The Griffith Family
The kids of the Martin Luther King Community Center
Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department
Indiana Department of Correction
Suzanne, Leo, and Sabrina Quint