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Each photograph in this work in progress marks a site where a US law enforcement officer has killed a civilian. The rate of police violence in America is uniquely high in the developed world. Last year, law enforcement officers killed 1146 members of the public. Utilizing several databases as well as primary news sources and police reports, I have mapped each location in the United States where a police officer has killed someone in the previous two years.

I often drive eight to ten hours on highways and back roads to find the exact spot where someone was killed. I have photographed at more than 300 sites in California, New Mexico, Texas and Oklahoma. I am continuing to photograph in states across the country.

I would like to thank the Ford Foundation for initial support for this work.

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