Threatened by long-term declining participation in shooting sports, the firearms industry has poured millions of dollars into a broad campaign to ensure its future by getting guns into the hands of more, and younger, children.
The industry’s strategies include giving firearms, ammunition and cash to youth groups; weakening state restrictions on hunting by young children; marketing an affordable military-style rifle for “junior shooters” and sponsoring semiautomatic-handgun competitions for youths; and developing a target-shooting video game that promotes brand-name weapons, with links to the Web sites of their makers.
Here at YOUNG GUNS We think that images have a huge influence especially on young people and this issue tries to to make links between propaganda images from the 1900’s in the us combined to actual images of our contemporary world to create a global artistic vision that creates a different point of view on gun and kids and to understand how they can be manipulated by images.
Publication I 219-pages I Laser printing I 2 copies
video installation I 1:09 min I 4 devices
CGI I Magazine I Video
Supervised by Gilles Gavillet & Jonathan Hares., Made with Basile Fournier.