Lindsay MCCRUM

Lindsay MCCRUM

Eliza, Livingston, MT


archival pigment print



Lindsay McCrum is a fine art photographer residing in San Francisco and New York City. She received her undergraduate degree from Yale University and her Masters of Fine Arts from the San Francisco Art Institute.

Her series Chicks with Guns is a compelling cultural portrait of women firearm owners in America. In the era of both #MeToo and pervasive gun violence in the United States, Lindsay McCrum has created a timely series of powerful and unexpected portraits. The work examines issues of self-image and gender through the visual conventions of portraiture and fashion. McCrum neither glorifies nor vilifies her subjects but finds an elusive diversity. The firearms presented here are not superimposed props but the very personal accessories of the women portrayed. And it defies stereotypes often associated with the popular culture of both guns and women. Like the 15-20 million women gun owners in this country, the women we meet in Chicks with Guns (their portraits are accompanied by their own words), reside in all regions of the country, come from all levels of society, and participate seriously in diverse shooting activities. The women here are sportswomen, hunters, and competition shooters. Some use firearms in their jobs and some for self- defense. In these photographs, all the women exude confidence, poise, and power. They are real women with real firearms that play a part in their lives. By focusing her camera respectfully on this particular aspect of the American scene, gun- wielding women and girls, Lindsay McCrum sheds light on who we are in America today.

McCrum’s photographs have been exhibited in galleries in the US and Europe.


Lindsay MCCRUM
Chicks with Guns Book

Lindsay MCCRUM
Press Release: Chicks with Guns