A Look at How Youth Violence Affects Communities in Philadelphia and Chicago

Albert Vaughn was the neighborhood guardian, the older teenager who would play ball with the younger kids and try to keep them safe from trouble. About 50 of his friends and family members gathered to remember “Lil Al” on the block where he was killed. Englewood, Chicago, 2008.

“Carlos Javier Ortiz began working on what would become his series “We All We Got” in 2006, when stray bullets in Chicago killed two young girls—one was celebrating her 11th birthday in her home, the other was getting ready to go to school.” ~ By David Rosenberg of http://www.Slate.com

Continue reading more of this story here: http://www.slate.com/blogs/behold/2015/01/07/carlos_javier_ortiz_we_all_we_got_examines_youth_violence_in_chicago_and.html

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