A woman cleans the blood of Jalil Speaks. The 16 year-old teenager was killed in front of Strawberry Mansion High School in North Philadelphia in 2004. Jalil Speaks was shot outside the school shortly after classes let out.
• Without the title, caption, or any knowledge of the “Too Young to Die” project, this photograph could be seen as an image of something quite ordinary. An image tells only a piece of a story. What story is being told here?
• What can you imagine occurring outside of the frame of this image? What are we not seeing?