Date: 11/02/11
Hours: 6-8PM
Ages: All
Price: Free
718 Madison Avenue (between 63rd & 64th Streets - 212-319-3235
New York, NY 10021

Description: Meet author and fine art photographer Lindsay McCrum and have your first edition book signed. Recently featured in W, Town & Country, T: The New York Times Style Magazine, Field & Stream and many other publications, CHICKS WITH GUNS is a gorgeous exploration of the powerful connection between women and their firearms. It offers a cultural portrait of women gun owners in America through photographs that are both beautiful and unexpected. Each portrait is accompanied by a personal statement in the subject’s own words that describe her relationship to firearms and the role they’ve played in her life. Because gun ownership and shooting cut across class, age, occupation, background and geography in America, guns are resolutely democratic. And the women depicted in CHICKS WITH GUNS represent this variety. They reside in all regions of the country, come from all levels of society, and participate seriously in diverse shooting activities. From policewomen to hunters, ranchers to competition shooters, the collection of portraits in CHICKS WITH GUNS defies stereotypes often associated with aspects of the popular culture of both guns and women. Of the 85 pictures in this book, four of the ladies featured in this photographic journey are from New York. Lindsay McCrum is a fine art photographer residing in New York City and California. She received her undergraduate degree from Yale University and her Masters of Fine Arts from the San Francisco Art Institute. Trained as a painter in oils, Ms. McCrum switched exclusively to portrait photography in 2003. Her photographic projects include 25/50, an exploration of aging in the faces of men; Superheroes and Commandos, a study of boys, costumes and popular culture; and Dress Up, an examination of young girls and the shaping of contemporary notions of fashion and beauty. These series and other work have been exhibited in galleries in the U.S. and Europe.