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Story Publication logo April 2, 2013

Too Young to Die: Photographing Chicago's Gang Violence

A hug. Image by Carlos Javier Ortiz. Guatemala, 2013.

“Too Young to Die” is a long-term exploration of the tragedy gun violence exacts on Chicago’s...


The images above first appeared online in a CBS News gallery.

Photographer Carlos Javier Ortiz grew up in Chicago and was so affected by the young people dying around him, he decided to document the death toll. Over the last six years, Ortiz has taken more than 20,000 photographs that depict the stark reality of street violence and those most affected by it.


Three women grouped together: an elderly woman smiling, a transwoman with her arms folded, and a woman holding her headscarf with a baby strapped to her back.


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