Gun violence and murder make for sensational headlines. But the long-term impact of murder on surviving family members is largely overlooked.
With this series of portraits of families whose loved ones were murdered, I sought to make the visual presence of the deceased as real to the viewer as their emotional presence is to their loved ones. To suggest this presence, I projected slide images of murder victims into environments with their family members and made portraits of them together. In looking at the dead, suspended in a time that runs parallel to the time in which their survivors are living, I shift our focus from the sensationalism of murder to its long-term human consequences.