One more funeral too many

photo by Carlos Javier Ortiz

Carlos Javier Ortiz is a photographer who takes us to the streets, to the playgrounds and the funeral homes where violence touches our lives here in Chicago. Here is a funeral, captured by Carlos, who has been documenting this tragedy for his project, Too Young To Die, for some time.

He sees the destruction with a blinding honesty. He wanders among the loss with a piercing outrage because it persists. He brings to places we need not forget.

If you want to use any one of Carlos’ photo for your news publication in relation to covering the story of violence in Chicago, contact him. His latest work is supported by a community reported effort lead by the Chicago Community Trust and his photos are yours to use if you explain how they will be used.

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