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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 her car […]

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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