Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Photographs of Chicago

Linked to one of the sites I mentioned in the last post is a wonderful site that features the work of the late Vivian Maier. I know nothing about her other than what I've just learned from the site which features some of her street photography of Chicago from the 1950's through the 70's.

I'd also like to plug one of the current shows of photography at the Chicago Cultural Center, Articles of Faith: Photographs by Dave Giordano. In vivid digital color, his pictures document storefront churches in Chicago. The show consists of images of typical Chicago commercial interiors transformed into sacred spaces. The handful of portraits of pastors, elders and parishioners stand out making the work a respectful tribute to an integral part of the faith community of the city.

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