These Portraits Of School Shooting Perpetrators Present A Different Image Of Violence

September 30, 2014 1:09 PM

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These Portraits Of School Shooting Perpetrators Present A Different Image Of Violence

For the past four years, Finland-based artist Harri Pälviranta has been crafting portraits based on a grim kind of subject matter -- school shootings. The series, "News Portraits," depicts the perpetrators of the 10 most fatal school shootings since 1999, crafting the eerie faces of violent offenders from old news clippings dating back to the tragic crimes. From the United States to Finland, Brazil and Germany, the portraits quite literally put a face to violence in schools across the globe.

The project's timeline begins in April 1999, when two armed teenagers entered Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado and opened fire on students and teachers before taking their own lives. Pälviranta's image of Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, seen above, shows the faces of two smiling teenagers...

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