Machine Gun Americana by Pete Muller

© Pete Muller, United States, Finalist, People, 2013 Sony World Photography Awards


A kindergarten teacher from Greenwood, AK, fires an M1919 Browning .30 caliber machine gun on the first night of the Oklahoma Full Auto Shoot and Trade Show. “It is such an adrenaline rush” – she explained after stepping back from the weapon. She had traveled to OFASTS for the first time with her husband and eight-year-old son. “I grew up hunting with my Dad so guns are nothing unusual for me” – she said.

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