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Photo Series Tells the Stories of Women and Their Guns

Houston-based fine art and documentary photographer Shelley Calton has spent the last few years taking pictures of women with their guns. Concealed is a photo series featuring about 80 Texas women and the handguns they use for personal protection. Every picture in the series tells a different woman’s story, from the business woman leaning on […]

Houston-based fine art and documentary photographer Shelley Calton has spent the last few years taking pictures of women with their guns.

Concealed is a photo series featuring about 80 Texas women and the handguns they use for personal protection. Every picture in the series tells a different woman’s story, from the business woman leaning on her car holding her gun, to the woman in a pink fluffy animal print bathrobe applying makeup with a handgun beside her on the sink.

While doing the project Shelley even took a concealed handgun license class to understand her subjects even more.

Calton tells Maggie Martin why she embarked on this project.

(Image Courtesy: Shelley Calton Photography)

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Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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