For seven years, Chicago-based photographer Carlos Javier Ortiz has dutifully documented the faces of youth violence in Chicago and other U.S. cities as part of his “Too Young to Die” project.
Over that time, Ortiz’s work has been showcased in universities, museums and media outlets throughout the world (including this one), but never all in one place. Now, the prolific photographer is working to make that happen.
In order to fund the printing of his new 180-page book — titled “We All We Got” — featuring a selection from the more than 20,000 photos he’s taken over the course of his project, Ortiz launched a Kickstarter campaign earlier this month.
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