Gun exhibit documents survivor stories

January 12, 2009 12:08:16 PM PST
A photo exhibit that documents the stories of 47 American gun violence survivors will make a stop at San Francisco's Grace Cathedral on Monday.

The creators of "Wounded in America," writer Stephanie Arena and photographer Robert Drea, will also tour the exhibit and give insight into the peoples' stories.

The portraits are presented with first-hand accounts from the victims, such as what thoughts were running through their heads when they were shot.

For instance, one victim was a U.S. postal worker who was shot in August of 1996. She said her shooter was upset because she thought she was not getting change from a $20 postage-due payment she had left in her mailbox. When the victim was shot, she could not stop thinking about her children, according to the exhibit's Web site

Grace Cathedral and the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Control both helped bring the exhibit to its only stop in the city.

The tour starts at 2 p.m. in the main sanctuary of the church at 1100 California St.