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'I got a .410 shotgun from Santa Claus last year'. Sarah Read, aged 10, at her father's gun store, Memphis

  • Object:

    Photograph

  • Place of origin:

    Memphis (made)

  • Date:

    1997-2000 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Nelson, Zed (photographer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Gelatin-silver print

  • Credit Line:

    Purchased through the Cecil Beaton Royalties Fund

  • Museum number:

    E.2048-2004

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level F, case X, shelf 978, box C

This photograph comes from Zed Nelson’s project ‘Gun Nation’, which explores the American fascination with gun culture. The project has been widely exhibited and published in book form, and is credited as an influence on Michael Moore’s 2002 documentary film Bowling for Columbine. This image, showing a girl in her father’s gun store, works as a diptych with museum no. E.2049-2004, a close-up of ammunition in a Las Vegas shop.

Physical description

Black and white photograph of a young girl leaning over the counter of a gun store, with rows of rifles lined up behind her.

Place of Origin

Memphis (made)

Date

1997-2000 (made)

Artist/maker

Nelson, Zed (photographer)

Materials and Techniques

Gelatin-silver print

Dimensions

Height: 41 cm, Width: 33 cm

Descriptive line

'I got a .410 shotgun from Santa Claus last year'. Sarah Read, aged 10, at her father's gun store, Memphis, gelatin-silver print, 1997-2000, from the project 'Gun Nation', by Zed Nelson

Categories

Photographs

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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