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Inside Downtown Los Angeles’ Premier Gun Club

The L.A. Gun Club in downtown Los Angeles is the home of a legal pastime that allows people to shoot live ammunition at target posters with guns such as a Colt .45 or an AK47. Each participant can select from over a hundred target posters, ranging from minimalist human forms to cartoon bad guys. Hilton has documented the remains of these unique ’shot’ target posters created, through a process of destruction, by a cross section of her community – from a brain surgeon to a couple on a ‘date night’. Hilton, a photographer and filmmaker from London, has built a career exploring the culture of the western parts of the United States The series, about to launch as an exhibition at London’s Eleven Gallery, is also a limited edition, self-published photobook featuring brief interviews with the shooters. Hilton therefore shows us a snapshot of the attitudes towards guns, gun use and gun ownership in America. A 34-year-old biology school teacher, firing his own Sig Sauer 226 9mm pistol, told her: “I like to come here for ‘stress relief’. It is not unusual for …


BJP Staff