Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Shots in the Dark

I photographed Monica Hall for a story written by Tom Namako in this week's CP. Her 21 year old son, Tayvon, was gunned down 2 doors away from their North Philly rowhouse on a February morning in 2006. To the city, Homicide victim number 39 out of 406 killed in 2006. To Monica, a horrifying life long pain that will never pass.

"The pop of six gunshots woke her. She's heard that sound before, and the ones that followed it — the thump of sneakers pounding blacktop, the suspiciously low voices of those fleeing deep into the neighborhood, and the eerie moments of silence before police sirens wail in the distance."

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