‘We, Women’ Bloomingdale Trail Photo Exhibit Highlights Women And Nonbinary Photographers


Logan Square — Challenges Faced by Pregnant Black Women in Alabama, The Plight of People in Southwestern Alabama, One of the First Regions of the Country to Experience Migration Due to the Climate Crisis — The Impact of Separation in Chicago Is a Problem Explored in a new photo exhibition on the 606 Bloomingdale Trail.

Travel photography projects We, Women have taken over the western part of the popular walking and cycling trails. Currently, dozens of photographs from 18 women and gender-incompatible photographers across the United States hang on fences along the sidewalk. The grand opening of the exhibition is Saturday.

According to the organizers, all the photos in the free outdoor exhibition, which will continue until September, address “a serious problem in the minds of many Americans,” including immigration, climate change, race, and criminal justice reform. I’m out.

Arin Yun recorded the difference in population between civilians and military personnel in the town of Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, and according to the exhibition website, Sol Alamendi emphasized the immigrant community in New York City.

Local photographer Tonica Johnson, who won the title of Chicago Ann of the Year in 2017 for the Foldmap Project, is the only Chicago artist at the exhibition. Click here for a complete list of our female artists.

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In a press release, co-founder Amy Yenkin will feature artists who “show that the country has another future potential.” “These artists combine photography with community involvement as a way to maximize visibility and create impact.”

At the Grand Opening on Saturday, there is an afternoon program overlooking St. Louis Avenue on the trail. In case of bad weather, the program will be held at the nearby Kimball Arts Center.

Saturday schedule:

  • The Sunprints Kit hosts events from 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm. Event attendees are encouraged to bring “small objects” to make prints. Click here for more information on Sunprint.
  • AfriCaribe, a local non-profit organization, will perform from 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm. According to the website, AfriCaribe focuses on preserving Puerto Rican and Caribbean culture through music, dance, theater and other forms of art.
  • Johnson will speak from 3:45 pm to 4:45 pm Johnson is a photographer and artist of social justice and co-founded the community group Englewood Arts Collective and Greater Inglewood Resident Association. According to the exhibition, Johnson’s art “documents the nuances and abundance of the black community to counter the media depictions of Chicago’s violence, often exploring the separation of cities.”

Chicago is the third stop for the We, Women’s exhibition, following New York City and New Orleans. Exhibits will also be moved to Anchorage, Alaska. Other locations are still under consideration.

According to the news release, after the 2016 presidential election and the Women’s March, we women “born from mutual frustration with the deep political division of the country beyond economic, racial and gender issues.” .. This project aims to promote “action and dialogue through art”.

The Chicago exhibit is part of the Park District night out of the Parks series.

Exhibit photos:

credit: Photo by: Vero Ramirez
Sol Aramendi’s project, The Workers Studio, shows the daily lives of New York City immigrants who have been disproportionately affected by the pandemic.
credit: Photo courtesy of Deborah Espinosa
Living Convicted: Debt for Living in Washington was sentenced to a project by Deborah Espinosa. This project sheds light on those who live in court-imposed debt. Keshena depicted here has a legal and financial obligation of at least $ 50,000. [but also] I want to live like a normal person. It affects my mom, my dad, and my boy. My past has plagued me, “she said.
credit: Photo by: Bethany Mollenkof
Birth Rights, a project by Bethany Mollenkof, delves into access to medical care for mothers of black women in Alabama. Morenkov himself noticed that she was pregnant during her pandemic and urged her to point her lens at herself.

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