For the past 12-months, Ian Witlen, an internationally published photographer, and alumni of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, has interviewed more than 75 students and teachers some of who were located in the freshman building of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on February 14, 2018 when terror struck.
While answering two questions, “What was your experience that day” and “What would you like to see come of it,” Witlen photographed the participants. Thus turning into an art exhibition entitled “Anguish in the Aftermath: Examining a Mass Shooting”, a collection of black and white portraits and audio recordings from each of the participants which will debut on September 14, 2019 at Coral Springs Museum of Art.
Born and raised in Coral Springs, Ian Witlen’s recent work can be seen in TIME, Der Spiegel, The Boston Globe, NPR, NY Mag, CNN (The Parkland Diaries), Vanity Fair, Huffington Post, ABC News, CBS News, Entertainment Weekly, Rolling Stone, Billboard, Forbes, and more.
“Anguish in the Aftermath: Examining a Mass Shooting” will be available for viewing at Museum through November 9, 2019. There will also be a an open-to-the-public meet and greet reception on Thursday, September 26, 2019 at 6 pm.