Comparing urban violence in Chicago and Guatemala City
The results of urban violence are pretty much the same the world over: dead young people. Visual journalist Carlos Javier Ortiz has documented the lives of communities caught up in this spiral of violence. Recent work has looked at Chicago, Philadelphia and Guatemala City. Ortiz’s work puts a human face on what can feel like an all too anonymous parade of victims of gun violence. He also examines the hope and resilience in each community. Ortiz joins us to talk about his work. We’ll also hear from Mark Schulte, education director for the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, which is putting on the event that brings Ortiz to Chicago.
(Photo by Carlos Javier Ortiz/Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting)