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Chicks with Guns


When I heard there was a photography book called Chicks with Guns, I forlornly hoped that it was baby chickens with guns but it’s ladies packing heat. The Today Show featured the book this morning and MSN has a dramatic slideshow of images from the photo-book.

The book features nearly 80 portraits and captions in which women describe the role of guns in their lives in their own words. It quickly becomes apparent that rich women, poor women, young women, old women, athletic women, sedentary women and a fair number of confident girls possess guns for reasons that are peculiarly their own.

The photographer behind the book is Lindsay McCrum. Flicking through the slideshow, I thought the book should be called Scary Women with Shotguns. Her next project is Youths in Hoodies with Knives.

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