South Los Angeles. Compton. Watts. For people who live here, gang shootings are a way of life. LA Times
photographer Barbara Davidson
spent almost two years in these neighborhoods. She snapped photos of victims with their chests stapled shut, babies with head scars, a father weeping over his son's coffin, a teenager staring at her best friend's gravesite. Barbara talks about earning their trust, sharing their grief, and her thoughts on gang warfare and whether local programs work to stop shootings.