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Ammunition on Sale at a Las Vegas Gun Store

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Las Vegas (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:


  • 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, a close-up of ammunition in a Las Vegas shop, works as a diptych with Museum no. E.2048-2004, a photograph of a young girl in her father’s gun store.

Physical description

Black and white photograph of a drawer full of rifle cartridges, some of them scooped up into a bucket and shovel.

Place of Origin

Las Vegas (made)


1997-2000 (made)


Nelson, Zed (photographer)

Materials and Techniques

Gelatin-silver print


Height: 33 cm, Width: 41 cm

Descriptive line

Ammunition sale at a Las Vegas gunstore, gelatin-silver print, 1997-2000, from the project 'Gun Nation', Zed Nelson

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Gun Nation, Zed Nelson, Westzone Publishing Ltd, 2000

Subjects depicted





Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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